On Friday a ransomware cyber attack started, infecting over 200,000 machines in 150 countries. Called Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry, it exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows and has hit the NHS, Renault, Telefonica, Fedex and the Russian Interior Ministry.

Ransomware is a serious threat facing all organisations that use computers. If you have systems and processes that rely on IT, make sure you have a contingency plan in case you are hit by a ransomware attack. If you send people overseas, have a plan for how you will continue to support them and keep them safe if your IT is offline.

Authorities are reportedly advising people do not pay the ransom if their computer is hit by the ransomware. This is one of many pieces of information in the following coverage that we collated for you.

 

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