There has been a major ransomware attack in Europe that has crippled hospitals, phone companies and security agencies in the U.K., Spain and Russia. Learn more here…
How to prevent it?
If you have P3 IT Management with DATA-IN-FORMATION you are already protected against this strain of ransomware.
This infection is caused by an attachment called WannaCry.
DO NOT OPEN IT!
This infection can be prevented by making sure you have all of the latest updates for your computer as the patch for this exploit was made available in March. All parties infected did not apply the latest updates. The only course of action if you are infected is to pay a ransom or restore from backup. You can learn more about how to protect yourself with this guide.