The widespread WannaCry ransomware attack that occurred in early May 2017 shocked both large corporates and SMEs.
The ransomware seeked to hijack the victim’s computer and encrypt files in many companies and public services all over the world. What this showed, is that we are indeed all vulnerable. The question now is, what can we do about it?
What should you do to keep the numbers low:
1. Your IT systems must be patched against the vulnerability which makes the infection possible.
2. Raise the awareness. Ensure that everyone in your organization knows NOT to open any suspicious email attachments or links. Some reports are warning about malicious advertisements in web sites too.
What should you do if your organisation is infected:
1. Disconnect from the network and shut down
2. If your not sure what do – ask an IT expert.