Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

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Series Details No.13, May 2017
Publication Date 17/05/2017
ISSN 2315-1129
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For the average user, questions about access and secure use of the internet can be rather abstract. Or at least they were until May 2017 when businesses, institutions and citizens across the globe fell victim to a new strain of ransomware known as WannaCry.

The extensive media coverage of the havoc wreaked by this new malicious software – which encrypted a computer’s files and then demanded payment to unlock them – had exposed the many weaknesses of today’s digital environment.

Source Link https://publications.europa.eu/s/dfqP
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ESO: Background information: Wannacry Ransomware: recent cyber-attack http://www.europeansources.info/record/wannacry-ransomware-recent-cyber-attack/

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