Dear Valued Dell Customer,
The largest ransomware attack to date, named “WannaCry”, hit systems on Friday, 5.12.2017 and thus far has affected more than 200,000 endpoints across 150 countries.
Forms of ransomware, including WannaCry encrypts your data post infection and holds it for ransom. This particular attack used an existing Microsoft vulnerability, EternalBlue, to spread the malware.
Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise, powered by Cylance, prevents all known samples of the WannaCry ransomware. All Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise customers are safe from the currently known variants of the WannaCry attack.
While Microsoft has issued the patch to address the current vulnerability, several ransomware attacks such as Jigsaw and Locky in 2016 and now WannaCry, highlight the continued susceptibility of endpoints. Please:
- • Download the Microsoft patch and keep operating systems up-to-date
- • Attend Dell Data Security webinars to learn more about advanced threat prevention, detection and response with Dell Data Security experts and technologists.
Our threat researchers continue to investigate new samples of this ransomware as they arrive, to ensure that Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise can fully block all new variants Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have.