Stay protected and avoid attacks online

You’ve probably seen the news about the latest cyberattack which has affected the NHS as well as approximately 200,000 other victims across 150 countries. This particular attack used Ransomware (2016-2017 Ransomware statistics and facts), known as WannaCry, which is a malicious piece of software that locks files on a computer and demands payments to unlock them. WannaCry affected an exploit in the Windows XP operating system on PCs, and Microsoft shortly sent out a fix for the security flaw. But authorities such as the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), warned over the weekend that as the working week begins, further cases of ransomware could come to light.