Petya

How to avoid ransomware attack

Given the volume of record-breaking and prominently reported breaches, it’s not surprising that 2016 was dubbed the year of the hack. Whether it was news of Yahoo’s two record-breaking hacks, state-sponsored hacking, or Dropbox and social networks being breached, hardly a week went by without news of a major security breach.

Ransomware is clearly a profitable line of work. Not surprisingly, its reach is growing, and 2017 is now being coined the year of the hacker.

Patya Wiper

Remember that fast-moving cyberattack that slashed its way across the globe in late June? Turns out it wasn’t really ransomware but an even more malicious piece of malware called a “wiper” that left victims with no hope of getting back their data.