WannaCry/WannaCrypt Ransomware Alert

WannaCry/WannaCrypt Ransomware Alert

The number of affected countries has rapidly increased to over 150 and still rising.

ransomeware attack

There are reports of a ransomware campaign currently ongoing against businesses around the world with high profile targets in countries such as Russia, Spain and UK. As at date, the number of affected countries has rapidly increased to over 150 and still on the rise.

At the moment it is believed the main delivery mechanism is via email which contain a weaponized document which attempts to exploit a vulnerability in Windows Operating System.

After successful execution, the malicious program will encrypt all files on the victim’s system and potentially connected network shares.

In a bid to facilitate cyber awareness and preparedness, we have documented key information about the ransomeware and how to protect your organization from the attack.

Click here to download the WannaCry/WannaCrypt Ransomware Factsheet.

Key information captured in the attachment include:
• Key Points on the Malware
• Extent of attack
• Immediate Steps to protect your organisation



If you have any further questions or feedback on the document, please contact KPMG Nigeria Cyber (KPMGCyberSecurity@ng.kpmg.com) or;

Joseph Tegbe
Partner and Head, Technology Advisory
+234 803 402 0989

John Anyanwu
Associate Director, Technology Advisory
+234 803 975 4061

Samuel Asiyanbola
Manager, Technology Advisory
+234 806 042 7195


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