This week has seen another global cyber-attack, bringing leading brands to their knees and others fearful of future attacks. This devastation has taken place just weeks after WannaCry crippled the NHS and other international firms. Concern has grown that a pattern is emerging, both in terms of the malware used and the effects. Leading businesses and organisations are being targeted repeatedly, and simply can’t withstand the attack.
The message is clear – action needs to be taken. Simply adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach is no longer viable – everyone is now at risk. We all take out insurance and precautions to stop thieves from stealing our property. Data now needs to be treated in the same way. Protect it and lock out intruders before it’s too late.
Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer and demands an untraceable ransom be paid in the digital Bitcoin currency.