The malware (widely discussed in the media) exploits the Windows operating system's network communication capabilities to spread to "all computers on the same network". Once infected data local to the host is encrypted and ransom payments in the Bitcoin crptocurrency is demanded for the release of encryption keys.
Are we vulnerable?
Encoded’s co-location environments and associated secure networks do not use Microsoft based platforms or services. We do not have a Samba Share or any equivalent sharing protocol within our server environment and shared connections with external sources are restricted to known ports only. Additionally all active servers within Encoded's co-location secure environment also run active monitoring and anti-virus software.
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