A spokesperson for the National Cyber Security Centre said:
“We are aware of a cyber incident affecting a number of countries around the world.
“The NCSC has not received any reports that the UK has been affected by this latest malware attack. We are monitoring the situation and working with our partners to better understand the threat.”
- The NCSC recommends that organisations and the public follow the guidance on the NCSC website - install the latest security software patches, back up data and use proper antivirus software services.
- The NCSC also recommends that passwords are never re-used across important accounts and also setting up Two-Factor Authentication (also called Two-Step Verification) in the security settings.
- The National Crime Agency (NCA) encourages anyone who thinks they may have been subject to online fraud or cyber crime to contact Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk. It is a matter for the victim whether to pay the ransom, but the NCA encourages industry and the public not to pay.