How to detect the WannaCry Malware in seconds

LogZilla's Malware Detection capability is so easy that it will make you wannacry...

Clayton Dukes, CEO

How to detect the WannaCry Malware in seconds

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

If you are in the free speaking world and have access to news outlets, you’ve no doubt heard about the WannaCry ransomware attack targeting systems all over the world. The estimates are that over a quarter of a million computers have been compromised spanning more than 150 countries. If you have anything to do with the operations and engineering of your company’s infrastructure, you probably started wondering if WannaCry had made it’s way into your piece of the universe.

An easy way to get visibility into the WannaCry malware in your environment is to install LogZilla and use the pre-built rules from our LogZilla Extras GitHub repository.

Next, point your network and server telemetry to your LogZilla server and, within seconds, you’ll be able to select IoC-WannaCry or IoC-IP_Blacklist from the Program dropdown to see if your company has been infected.

WannaCry Dashboard

Here is a screenshot of one of our dashboards filtered on these programs:

WannaCry Dashboard WannaCry

Editing widgets for this data is equally as easy WannaCry

WannaCry Alerts

Now that you have the data in LogZilla, alerts and automatic remediation are just as easy. Here is an example trigger that will send a Slack message with information about the newly found malware infected host:

WannaCry Trigger Trigger Alert

Here is what the Slack message looks like when we receive it from LogZilla:

WannaCry Slack Message WannaCry Slack Alert

It is that easy to identify and be alerted when malware like this manifests in your organization.

Having a LogZilla NetOps management platform will provide you with incredible visibility and insight, in real-time, to what’s happening in your environment, right now. If you would like to learn more about how LogZilla can make your team more proactive and how you can look like a Network Hero, contact me and we’ll tell you how to install LogZilla in just a few minutes!


Clayton Dukes

Clayton Dukes


4819 Emperor Boulevard Suite 400
Raleigh, NC,27703

About Clayton

Clayton Dukes leverages over two decades of experience in network systems design, implementation, and management. Early years included designing an open source solution to solve network event management challenges as a Datacenter Lead Engineer at Cisco, which and ultimately led to a later-creation of the LogZilla Network Event Orchestrator platform. Dukes has co-authored the CCIE SP OPS certification and resides in North Carolina
Tags: Malware , AlienVault , Security , OTX , Open Threat Exchange