Our Editor Theunis joined the Expresso Show to share what you need to know about the WannaCry virus that’s affected a quarter-million PCs. Tune in here!
WannaCry might well go down in history for being one of the most widespread and pervasive malware attacks to hit the world stage.
The virus – which was recently confirmed to have originated from exploits discovered by the NSA – emerged as a ransomware program that succeeded in holding over a quarter of a million PCs hostage. Read: Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, weighs in on regulating social media in South Africa
WannaCry takes advantage of a software exploit that was patched by Microsoft earlier this year, though users running legacy operating system such as Windows XP or Windows 7 were left defenseless.
The attack, which crippled large organizations such as the British National Healthcare Service, left Microsoft to advise all organizations to immediately apply new security patches and monitor outgoing and incoming email.
Our Editor Theunis van Rensburg recently joined the Expresso Show to share more information on WannaCry and elaborate on how you can best secure both your devices and information against malicious attacks.
You can tune in to hear Theunis’ thoughts below: