Ransomware Spreads in Asia

If you have been affected by Ransomware, here are a couple of lessons to learn.  If you haven’t been affected, these are a couple of precautions:

  1. Update your software.  Ransomware used a security flaw on un-updated Windows software
  2. Don’t open emails from people you don’t know and don’t click on links if you find the contents don’t fit the sender.  It’s low-tech but it got the job done.  It’s too much to suggest that people don’t open emails from people they know but don’t expect, because it’s unrealistic (like “Sara’s Auctioning her Comic Book Collection” on the subject line).

Ransomware has been stopped by MalwareTech (a 22-year-old) and the world hasn’t seen a copycat or a second wave of Ransomware, so that’s good 🙂

From the NY Times.  Visit the source (image to article at the bottom) to see an image and a Twitter post from the NationalCrimeAgency for the Do’s and Don’ts to Prevent Ransomware from Infecting your Electronic Devices.

After hearing about Ransomware stopping about 20% of the UK’s hospitals’ operations, and affecting businesses and personal computers all over the world, here’s an article that tells readers of which groups Ransomware is affecting in Asia, particularly China, Japan, and South Korea.

Cyberattack Spreads in Asia; Thousands of Groups Affected


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