Global ransomware attacks prompt national 'WannaCry' alert from CyberSecurity Malaysia

(NEW OFFICIAL UPDATE 16/05/2017) CyberSecurity Malaysia gives an update of the latest reported incidents and updated advisory to system administrators.

By AvantiKumar
May 16, 2017


 To report issues and for further assistance, please contact MyCERT through the following channels:
E-mail: cyber999@cybersecurity.my or mycert@mycert.org.my
Phone: 1-300-88-2999 (monitored during business hours)
Fax: +603 89453442
Mobile: +60 19 2665850 (24x7 call incident reporting)
SMS: CYBER999 REPORT EMAIL COMPLAINT to 15888

Incident Update: As of 1830 Sunday, 14 May 2017: A CyberSecurity Malaysia spokesperson confirmed to Computerworld Malaysia that no WannaCry-linked incidents have been reported. He added: "The National Security Council is monitoring the situation and that the Council would issue status updates, if necessary." 

Update: Monday,15 May 2017: CyberSecurity Malaysia CEO said month by month details of reported incidents as well as a more detailed description of what should be done to protect IT systems following the recent WannaCry wave of attacks can be found at https://www.mycert.org.my/en/services/advisories/mycert/2017/main/detail/1263/index.html

Update: Tuesday, 16 May 2017: "As of today, CyberSecurity Malaysia has received one (1) official report from an academic institution and we assume that there are more incidents unreported. 

"We would like to urge all organisations (system administrators) to be alert and continue with the necessary action to protect and secure their network infrastructure from being affected; system administrators are urged to patch their systems and keep their users aware of the new Ransomware in order to prevent them from clicking on suspicious emails/files."

[Refer to the MyCERT advisory listed in yesterday's update and report any suspected issues at the contact points listed above.]

More updates may follow. The latest edition of this article, which was first published on 13 May 2917,  lives at Computerworld Malaysia.

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