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TicoGrande

Urgent Message for Windows users

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TicoGrande    0

This is an urgent and critical message to all of our members.

Over the weekend, a massive cyber attack took place worldwide affecting 200 countries and several hundred thousand people. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and thousands of other companies and government agencies worldwide in what is believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded. 

If you or your company use Microsoft Windows products, it is imperative that you upgrade your systems and apply patches released by  Microsoft over the past 2 months. This "ransomware" can infect your computer or your business network. It locks all data on the computer and demands between $300 to $600 ransom to be paid via Bitcoin. When the workweek starts, you can be infected by opening an infected email or browsing an unknown web site.  We urge all of our users to address this matter immediately. This ransomware affects only Windows products.  Especially vulnerable are older version of Windows, ie XP

If you do not know how to upgrade or install the patches, I suggest getting technical assistance. Anti-virus programs may or may not be of assistance.

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