The National Institute of Cybersecurity posts to 1,200 infections in Spain in the cyber attack

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    • Spain occupies the 16th position in the list of affected countries. Those who have suffered are China, Russia, the united States and the United Kingdom.
    • From that started the attack last Friday have been identified in the world more than 230,000 infected computers.

    cyber Attack

    The National Institute for Cybersecurity (Incibe), under the Ministry of Energy, Tourism, and Digital Agenda, has informed this Monday that Spain occupies the 16th position in the list of countries affected by the different variations of the virus WannaCrypt with 1,200 infected computers.

    From the start of the attack last Friday and until now have been identified in the world more than 230,000 computers infected by the different variants of this virus in a total of 179 countries.

    The most affected are China, Russia, the united States and the United Kingdom, which stresses that would have affected systems or networks that could have impacted on essential services of health, transport or financial system, while these infrastructures were not the primary target of the cyber attack.

    From the CERT for Security and Industry (Certsi) we have identified at least three variants of the virus, which indicates that in this cyberattack are involved in different viruses of the same family.

    This third variant makes a connection attempt to a web page encoded, internally, as a first step before starting to encrypt the documents of the team.

    The Certsi, in collaboration with other national and international organizations in cyber security, has had access to the IP addresses Spanish infected by one of the variants of the virus, which has allowed the start of the procedure to perform the notification to the affected, either directly or through the internet access providers with which there are already established agreements.

    In terms of the operators national strategic, the infection has been confirmed in less than a dozen of them, and from the Certsi is in permanent contact to provide them methods to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the computer virus.

    in Addition, I have been advised to make complaints which they deem appropriate through the Coordination Office of Cyber Cnpic, by e-mail (ses.occ@interior.es), with the aim of coordinating the management of the case jointly by part of the Forces and Bodies of Security of the State.

    To prevent

    Among the recommendations made figure keep informed through the official channels and the regular updates to the notices.

    in Addition, it is advisable to refresh computers with the latest patches safety published by the manufacturer, do not open the files, attachments or links in emails are not reliable, or reply to this email.

    Also asked caution when following links in email, instant messaging and sociale networkss, even if they are from known contact, to have tools of adequate protection such as antivirus/antimalware, and firewall, and perform regular backups of the information, mainly the more sensitive or important devices.

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    The National Institute of Cybersecurity posts to 1,200 infections in Spain in the cyber attack
    Source: www.20minutos.es  
    May 15, 2017

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