EXAMPLES OF RANSOMWARE
The attack affected 230,000 computers worldwide, including a third of NHS hospitals, causing £92 million in damage. Users were blocked and required to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. The attack exposed a problem with legacy systems as hackers exploited a vulnerability in the operating system. The global financial cost of WannaCry is estimated at approximately $ 4 billion.
Stingy pays twice: or "From ordinary users to corporations"
HOW TO AVOID GETTING HOOKED BY HACKERS
If you don’t store your data offline, you risk losing it, even if you use regular cloud and virtual backups. To avoid this, you should make regular backups to a safe location, keep multiple copies, and ensure that the backup copies match the original.
Increasing awareness of ransomware is a fundamental goal of improving cybersecurity. It is important to regularly conduct both general and individual training, as all it takes is one employee to let their guard down and the entire organization will be compromised.
Cybercriminals send millions of malicious emails to random organizations and users, but an effective spam filter that constantly adapts to new threats can prevent more than 99% of these messages from reaching employees' email and messaging accounts.
Disabling third-party devices is not enough to successfully protect against cyber attacks. When gaining remote access to a corporate network, company employees must install all the necessary security software (anti-virus and anti-spyware packages, a reliable firewall) on their PCs and laptops to minimize the risk of ransomware attacks