Today’s guest blog post is written by Erin Madden Ramirez, Project Manager, Patron Technology.
In mid-May, 2017, a massive cyberattack hit more than 150 countries (source: NPR). This attack exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system (OS) allowing the hackers to hold victims’ data hostage. Literally. As in, the hackers don’t allow you to have access to your data unless you pay them the ransom they demand (hence the term “ransomware”).
Europe and Asia took the brunt of the May attack. Hopefully, your home and business computers were unaffected, but you should always be prepared. It’s just a matter of time until the bad guys find a new vulnerability and try, once again, again to ruin things for the rest of us. Fortunately, there are three key steps you can take to minimize your chances of falling victim to such attacks:Read the Article