Stopping The Threat
The massive ransomware attack known as WannaCry has infected computer systems in 150 countries since Friday, according to the BBC. Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab says at least 200,000 computers have been crippled — with healthcare systems and telecom companies among notable victims. The attacks have involved a demand of a Bitcoin payment — equal to $300 -- in order to unlock computer systems. In response, a number of cybersecurity experts are offering advice on how to protect against WannaCry.
Here are five steps to take to defend against the WannaCry ransomware attack.