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Sunset Urges Customers & Vendors to Protect Against Ransomware

May 14, 2017

(DUFFIELD, Va.) 5/14/17— Last week the “WannaCry” Ransomware wreaked havoc globally. It infects systems via email and web-downloaded PDF’s, and then begins to infect other machines on the same network. Updating Windows-based computers with the latest patches protects all machines. This includes older machines running Windows XP and Windows Vista, which Microsoft released a patch for on May 13th, even though they are no longer supported for system updates.

Sunset highly recommends all organizations and home users install the latest updates first thing on Monday morning to prevent infection. To date, there are no known reports of Apple or Linux machines being susceptible to this particular virus, but updates should be applied for Apple machines as well if available.

Technical information about the WannaCry Ransomware may be found here:

About Sunset Digital Communications, Inc.

Sunset Digital is a next-generation fiber-optic services company based in Duffield, Va., that provides broadband Internet, private data, fiber-optic TV, telephone to residents, businesses, medical facilities, banks, and other Internet service providers. Sunset also has branch offices in Kingsport and Tazewell, Tenn.

Sunset Digital designs, constructs, and operates next-generation Fiber-to-the-Premises networks that provide private connectivity, Internet, and entertainment services to business, educational, and residential customers in Tennessee and Virginia. As a Tier II gig-to-the-home Internet provider, Sunset also direct-peers with all major Internet content providers and hosts content servers locally for full and fast data availability. Sunset’s Converged Packet Optical network carries the majority of the regional bandwidth for carriers and retail customers alike, providing continuous scalability and high availability at a low cost.

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