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201 CMR 17: Standards for the protection of personal information of residents of the Commonwealth
M.G.L. c. 93H
To the Chief Executive Officer of the Institution Addressed:
As you know from news reports, a global ransomware campaign is affecting over 100,000 (plus) computers in more than 155 countries. The ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, particularly the Windows XP operating system. The issue primarily relates to “computer hygiene,” that is, keeping your computers up-to-date and patched. Specific information about patching for this ransomware exploit (Microsoft patch for the MS-17-010 SMB vulnerability dated March 14, 2017) is on the US-CERT website.