Five things you should know about Ransomware Ransomware is a malicious piece of software that infects a machine and encrypts its files, making them inaccessible until the user pays a ransom in Bitcoin. The ransomware spreads between machines by exploiting a leaked tool developed by the NSA that can attack multiple unsecure devices across a network of computers.
May 16, 2017
By Staff Reporter
What is WannaCry? Hundreds of thousands of people across the world fell victim to a massive ransomware attack over the weekend of 13 May. Known as WannaCry, or WannaCrypt, the malicious software crippled the NHS, the Russian government and other companies, before being stopped.
May 15, 2017
By Staff Reporter
NHS cyberattack: What you need to know As many as 45 NHS facilities were hit by a ransomware cyberattack on 12 May. The computer virus locked patient files, leaving healthcare services unable to treat many people.The Wanna Decryptor malware demanded $300 to unlock each computer. The virus may have exploited a Microsoft Windows flaw. Computers in up to 100 countries have been affected.It is unclear who is responsible, but the attack is believed to be criminal in nature, and not connected to a state actor.
May 13, 2017
By Staff Reporter