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The WannaCry Attack One Year On – Why Resilience Should Reign

June 15, 2018

On Friday 12 May 2017 the global WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. In the UK, the attack affected the NHS in particular, although it was not the direct target. One year on, the UK government issued a report that looked into the fallout of the WannaCry attack, […]

Damage from NHS Ransomware Attack was Preventable

May 12, 2017

  In what could turn out to be the biggest, most impactful Ransomware attack to date, the BBC reported today that, “NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack. GP surgeries and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire are among those whose computer systems have been […]

Ransomware: The New Billion Dollar Industry?

April 26, 2017

“Warning, your personal files on this computer are encrypted.”  If you have the misfortune of reading this message, you are likely one of the millions of individuals that have been attacked by ransomware. At this point, you have two options: you can either pay the hackers the ransom in order to (hopefully) restore your files, […]