16 May 2017
The team at Maxim would like to provide a brief update on Maxim's response to the WannaCry Ransomware attacks.
We will briefly cover the following:
What is the WannaCry Ransomware attack?
The WannaCry Ransomware attack is when the files on your computer are encrypted (locked) and held ransom, the hackers then demand money to unlock the files.
How is this ransomware transmitted?
This ransomware is transmitted via links within emails. You should be very careful when opening links in emails especially from people you do not know.
What was Maxim's response?
Maxim promptly initiated a security review with our IT service provider ITCO. All Maxim servers are secure and have already been patched with the update provided by Microsoft.
We are monitoring the situation and following advice from our IT providers ITCO and CERT NZ (Computer Emergency Response Team of New Zealand - a NZ Government Agency).
How you can protect yourself
The advice provided from CERT NZ is: