You might have already heard of the Ransomware Epidemic these days even if you’re not a security expert. The WannaCry ransomware has been rapidly spreading across the globe and attacked computers in over 150 countries. Attackers leverage an exploit in outdated Windows systems to lock up victims’ PC. The exploit, codenamed EternalBlue, was first discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) but then stolen and unleashed by the hacking group Shadow Brokers.
More leaked exploits at hands of bad guys. Are you at risk?
Besides EternalBlue, there are more exploits in the leaked NSA cyber arsenal that could be abused for massive cyber attack, including EternalChampion, EternalRomance, and EternalSynergy. Attackers with these NSA cyber weapons can break into more than 70% of the Windows systems in the world. An unpatched PC may be infected as soon as it connects to the Internet even without any click on a link or a file.
According to Microsoft, patches have been issued to fix these vulnerabilities used by NSA hacking tools. Also, these security updates are now available for older Windows versions, such as Windows XP and Windows 2003. However, PCs that have not been installed the latest patches are still at risk.
NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool – Your Guardian against NSA Cyber Weapons
To protect users against the WannaCry Ransomware and other incoming cyber attacks, 360 Total Security has developed a NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool. This tool can assess if a computer is immune to exploits derived by NSA Cyber Weapons. When vulnerabilities are found, users can apply all the security updates necessary to defend against cyber attacks.
360’s NSA Cyber Weapons Defense Tool is designed to run without Internet connection. Therefore, you can patch the vulnerabilities without worrying the potential infection through the Internet.
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