Nick FitzGerald

Nick FitzGerald

Nick FitzGerald

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In the wake of a WannaCryptor: how to prevent ransomware attacks in your business

While the first wave of the WannaCryptor attack has passed, a lassiez-faire approach to cybersecurity will no longer suffice. [Editor’s note: this article is the third in a three-part series on WannaCryptor by Nick FitzGerald.] The attack, which began spreading in the morning of May 12th, 2017 in Europe, was stopped later the same day by an… Continue reading In the wake of a WannaCryptor: how to prevent ransomware attacks in your business

WannaCryptor: what to do if your business comes under attack from this ransomware

WannaCryptor, dubbed “WannaCry” in the media, has been one of the biggest cybersecurity stories in 2017. Leveraging the leaked US National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue, the malware spread across the globe at an unprecedented scale and speed for a piece of ransomware. In fact, such fast-spreading malware of any kind has not been seen for… Continue reading WannaCryptor: what to do if your business comes under attack from this ransomware

WannaCryptor: what is it and how do you know if your business has been attacked?

Wreaking unprecedented havoc across more than 150 countries, WannaCryptor [1], popularly referred to as WannaCry, spread like wildfire on May 12th2017. By most accounts it impacted over 200,000 users globally, including the UK’s NHS and Spain’s Telefonica. Australia was not spared either, with at least twelve local businesses reported to have been impacted [2].  [Editor’s note: This is… Continue reading WannaCryptor: what is it and how do you know if your business has been attacked?

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