Ransomware identical to WannaCry was spotted on LG self-service kiosks in South Korea this week, leaving many to believe organizations may not have taken the WannaCry threat as seriously as they should have.

The LG service center kiosks were hit on Monday morning, with the state-run Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) investigating the infection further. While they claim they found samples of malicious code identical to that found in the WannaCry ransomware attack, further investigation is needed to confirm the exact cause.

LG has confirmed that the service center network was shut down before the ransomware had time to encrypt key files or demand a ransom payment. The affected kiosks have since had security updates applied, but security experts believe the still hadn’t patched a key Microsoft SMB vulnerability the WannaCry threat exploited.

LG is not the only one guilty of a delayed response to the uptick in ransomware attacks. New research from Tripwire found that over two-thirds of organizations are not confident they’ve made the necessary security improvements to combat attacks like WannaCry.  

Ransomware is the most feared of all malware right now, and rightfully so. In order to mitigate your risk of being infected, organizations must keep and maintain an up to date system. Regularly patching systems is a must if you want to prevent ransomware or any other forms of malware from taking advantages of vulnerabilities within your system. NNT also recommends implementing the CIS Critical Security Controls at a base level to help improve your current security state.

 

Read this article on InfoSecurity Magazine

Products
USA Offices
New Net Technologies Ltd
Naples
Suite #10115, 9128 Strada Place
Naples, Florida, 34108
Atlanta
201 17th Street, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia, 30363.

Tel: 1-888-898-0674
emailUSinfo@nntws.com
UK Office
New Net Technologies Ltd
Spectrum House, Dunstable Road
Redbourn,
St Albans

Herts
AL3 7PR

Tel: 08456 585 005
Fax: 08456 122 031
emailinfo@newnettechnologies.com
NNT Newsletter
Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter covering breaking security news, how-to-tips, trends and commentary directly to your inbox.


We strongly advise NNT Customers and Partners to sign up for our Product Updates Mailing List to receive information on software updates and new product features.

Google+ Linkedin Twitter - Change Tracker Facebook rss feed YouTube
Copyright 2017, New Net Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved. 
NNT and Change Tracker are registered trademarks of New Net Technologies Ltd.
All other product, company names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.