BBB Warning: Ransomware

  
     
May 17, 2017

On May 12, a massive ransomware attack occurred worldwide, affecting over 200, 000 computers. Ransomware is a malicious software code that blocks access to a computer system until a requested sum of money is paid to the hackers responsible.

Typically, ransomware enters through phishing emails, and spreads to other computers after entering the network. It is important to update your computer regularly, and make sure your operating system hasn’t fallen behind on any critical updates – such as the one exploited in this attack. For more information, please read go.bbb.org/ransomware