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There Is Now A Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak – That Was Totally Preventable

There Is Now A Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak – That Was Totally Preventable

A new variant of ransomware is quickly spreading around the globe. The malware, which some experts believe to be an updated version of the ransomware strain known as “Petya,” exploits an old vulnerability in Microsoft Windows for which Microsoft issued a patch (to fix the vulnerability) several months ago. The sheer number of parties infected within the last 24 hours likely testifies to the failure of so many organizations to consistently patch their systems.

To learn more — including how to protect yourself – please see my article in Inc. entitled There Is Now A Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak – That Was Totally Preventable.

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