Business Today; Ransomware

November 29, 2023

Ransomware, particularly the WannaCry strain, has caused a global cyber attack affecting numerous countries and organizations. Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts data on a computer, demanding a ransom to unlock it. This attack has disrupted critical services, like the UK's National Health Service, due to unpatched vulnerabilities in Windows systems. To protect against such threats, individuals should regularly update their operating systems, back up data offline, and be cautious about communication. Organizations should establish Cybersecurity protocols, conduct drills, and prioritize updates to prevent and mitigate cyberattacks. The attack has been slowed down, but it remains a significant threat.

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