Threat Watch: WannaCry Ransomware

cyber-securityIt’s no secret that cyber threats are becoming more widespread and sophisticated day-by-day. But, according to an article on CNN today, cyber security experts were stunned worldwide by the outbreak of WannaCry, a ransomware that infects Windows computers and locks down all files, holding them for ransom. Victims of the attack have six hours to pay and the ransom amount grows with time.
According to the article, the massive ransomware attack has already hit over 99 countries. In the first 10 hours since it was discovered, over 75,000 attacks were recorded. One security architect, Kevin Beaumont said that this is turning into one of the biggest cybersecurity incidents he has ever seen.

  • May 13, 2017
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