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June 15, 2017

Has WannaCry Set A Precedent? Enterprises Need to Stay Prepared

Posted by Shyam Kumar Doddavula (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:12 AM

Has WannaCry Set A Precedent? Enterprises Need to Stay Prepared

The WannaCry virus attack wreaked havoc in mid-May as it hit over 200,000 computers world-wide. The virus affected computers in 150 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, and the attack was the largest ransomware delivery campaign till date.

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was affected. Critical medical procedures had to be postponed, hospitals were unable to admit patients, and ambulances had to be diverted to other hospitals. Doctors had to briefly go back to pen and paper. In China, college and university students found their data encrypted by the virus. In Germany, the railway was affected, as was one of the largest mobile companies in Spain, Telephonica. The virus made its way to numerous other industries and businesses around the world.

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