Wanna Cry ransomware is a very large threat. It’s here in the US and in over 150 countries. It’s infected over 300,000 of the world’s 2 billion Windows computers. This is one of the most prolific and dangerous viruses that we have seen in a very long time.
According to Homeland Security, Law enforcement has neither the time nor the resources to track down the culprits. You’re on your own. It’s a huge concern. Both your business and home computers are at risk.
How Do You Get Infected?
Your computers and network are at risk from:
When you open any one of these, a key exchange occurs that encrypts all the files in your computer along with accessible drives connected to your computer and server.
All the files on your server that you’ve saved for years, and use to serve your clients and customers, are rendered useless. Additionally, your online drives are also encrypted (Microsoft OneDrive, DropBox, etc.)
Once the encryption is complete, it stops all processes that could possibly reverse it. Now, you’re locked out. A message is displayed for an extortion of money. Typically, $300, and you must pay immediately via a BitCoin account, or the ransom increases exponentially. A Bitcoin account takes several days to set up. While you’re working on this, the ransom goes up to $1,000, $2,000 and more for each day that goes by.
The Wanna Cry key is almost impossible to decrypt. It’s made by the highest level of encryption today. RSA encryption is a generation of very large prime numbers multiplied together that aren’t divisible without the corresponding key.
But, It’s Not Over—Wanna Cry Version 2.0 and 3.0 Have Arrived.
Security Software Isn’t Enough—What You Can Do About It.
These are the top four security protections that you can put in place right now to better protect your business from Wanna Cry, and other dangerous viruses:
How to Get Started
Ask yourself these questions:
You Need a Trusted IT Advisor—A Managed Service Provider
Protecting your business from dangerous viruses and malware is not something that’s easy for the layperson to do. These threats are constantly changing and evolving. If you value your data, you need a professional to help you protect and preserve it.
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