Over the past week, computers all over the world have fallen victim to a ransomware attack known as “WannaCry”. The WannaCry malware reportedly utilizes sophisticated hacking tools that were leaked from the National Security Agency earlier this year. It exploits certain vulnerabilities in older versions of Windows that have not been updated or patched with appropriate security fixes.
This global cyber attack and its aftermath will have far-reaching implications for cybersecurity well into the future, so stay tuned for additional WannaCry-related posts here on the blog. In the meantime, this is a helpful article from CNN explaining the basics of this cyberattack and how you can reduce your chance of becoming a victim.