WannaCry Ransomware Debilitates Companies

WannaCry Ransomware Debilitates Companies

Many companies around the globe have been working overtime to eradicate the results of the WannaCry ransomware attack.  Because it is no longer supported with security patches and fixes, the Windows XP operating system made people who still rely on its installation easy targets for the virus’s infiltration.  But this attack tool is said to just be one of many that have hit the open market, enabling hackers and thieves to target business data in a variety of ways over the days, weeks and months to come.  Reliable backups and business continuity plans have never been more important.  Here are a few very recent industry posts that outline the risks, the remaining danger, and some timely recommendations for protecting your network.

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/still-use-windows-xp-prepare-worst/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomcoughlin/2017/05/14/wannacry-ransomware-demonstrations-the-value-of-better-security-and-backups/#3b252f9270b8

http://fortune.com/2017/05/14/ransomware-wannacry-faq/

https://securityintelligence.com/wannacry-ransomware-spreads-across-the-globe-makes-organizations-wanna-cry-about-microsoft-vulnerability/

https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/wannacry-wcry-ransomware-how-to-defend-against-it

Let us know if you have any concerns about your firewall or antivirus security, the condition of your Windows operating systems, or the state of your data backup and business continuity efforts.  These multi-layered protection measures could be the difference in keeping your business from becoming the next victim.

 

2017-05-14T19:00:41-04:00Industry News, News|

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