CITO: ”Wannacry” Ransomware Not In Belize

May 17 09:31 2017 Print This Article

Today the Central Information Technology Office released a press release warning the public about a new ransomeware called Wannacry. After infecting a computer system, Wannacry takes over the users’ files and demands a cash payment in order to restore them. The virus has allegedly impacted computer networks in over 150 countries, and has caused problems for various organizations and agencies including England’s National Health Service, FEDEX and Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

CITO has confirmed that no government of Belize system has been infected with the ransomeware as of May 12. They also warn PC users to install the latest Windows software update available, and to download reliable antivirus and anti-malware programs such as AVAST and Malwarebytes.