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Ransom-ware Facts Every Computer User Needs to Know

Computer hacking and ransomware have been the focus of much recent media attention, especially following the latest WannaCry outbreak. Still, aside from its annoying and devastating after-effects, most computer users know very little about these cyber-crimes.

 

This article presents 4 cyber-crime facts that every computer user needs to know.

 

Everyone is susceptible

  1. Everyone is susceptible. The last WannaCry outbreak affected firms as large as FedEx, Nissan and the Saudi Telecom Company. Several European government and health agencies also reported being infected.

 

The last WannaCry outbreak affected firms as large as FedEx, Nissan and the Saudi Telecom Company. Several European government and health agencies also reported being infected.

 

  1. Most hacked users don’t even know that they’re infectedMicrosoft published WannaCry patches nearly 2 months before the outbreak. Many infected Windows users, believing that since their computers were not exhibiting any symptoms did not download the security fix.

Most hacked users don’t even know that they’re infected

 

Microsoft published WannaCry patches nearly 2 months before the outbreak. Many infected Windows users, believing that since their computers were not exhibiting any symptoms did not download the security fix.

 

  1. It’s not just a single hacker anymore, today’s hacking networks are large, international and highly organized. Not infrequently, they find support from and refuge in rogue governments. In April and May, 2017 the media reported that hackers in North Korea were targeting UN inspectors and banks globally.

It’s not just a single hacker anymore

 

Today’s hacking networks are large, international and highly organized. Not infrequently, they find support from and refuge in rogue governments. In April and May, 2017 the media reported that hackers in North Korea were targeting UN inspectors and banks globally.

 

  1. It costs its victims more than the ransom extortion approximately 0.7 percent of WannCry ransomware hacked users paid. However, insurance giant Lloyds of London has estimated that cyber-crime, including ransomware, costs businesses and governments $400 billion annually (https://rubica.com/frequently-asked-questions/).

It costs its victims more than the ransom extortion

 

Approximately 0.7 percent of WannCry ransomware hacked users paid (YahooNews). However, insurance giant Lloyds of London has estimated that cyber-crime, including ransomware, costs businesses and governments $400 billion annually.

 

 

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Leading security solutions provider Rubica is located in the United States and staffed by elite specialists with training and backgrounds from the U.S. Navy, NSA and Scotland Yard. The company delivers comprehensive security offerings, providing protection for each of their customer’s consumer and business devices.