Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes
When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes — but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise.
Security experts recommend that companies stick with their existing security vendors and established update processes, and be careful about downloading fixes that they come across on the Internet.
“They’re really exploiting everyone’s fears,” said Adam Malone, director of cyber investigations and breach response at New York-based PwC.
Legitimate vendors aren’t going to send out alerts via viral social media posts, he said. And patches usually don’t require a download.