Ransomware does not have to succeed

Ransomware does not have to succeed

WannaCry ransomware made global headlines recently as it infiltrated thousands of SMBs as well as larger operations like telcos, schools and hospitals, including some large-scale victims like the UK’s National Health Service.   Be assured, this is not the first ransomware infection of its kind, and it won’t be the last. For most businesses, the […]

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How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

In May 2017, an ominous message greeted workers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” This is how malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0 announced itself to the wider world. With systems locked and critical files encrypted, doctor’s surgeries had to close and hospitals turned patients […]

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Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

2017 will go down as the year ransomware hit the mainstream, thanks largely to malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0.   The malicious software compromised systems across Asia, Europe and beyond, affecting high-profile victims such as Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Outdated operating systems and computers that had not installed a Windows […]

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