Tuesday, May 16, 2017

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

On Friday 12 May and over the weekend, thousands of computers were attacked by malware called WannaCry, also known as WCry, WannaDecryptOr, and WannaCrypt. It’s ransomware and stops you from accessing any files on the ‘infected’ computer until you pay the ransom.

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NHS computers were infected in the UK by the attack, along with computers in over 100 other countries including those owned by FedEx.

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May 16, 2017 at 01:07AM

from Jim Martin