Why are ransomware attacks successful?

June 30, 2017


A new major ransomware attack unleashed with full force last Wednesday. The attack was initially thought to have spread solely in Europe and Asia, but earlier today we received confirmations that businesses and individuals based in North America and Australia have been affected too.

Pittsburgh’s local TV station confirmed hospitals part of Heritage Valley Health System had been caught up in the attack. Luckily there are no reports for any significant implications except a few postponed surgeries.

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