The WannaCry ransomware attack is one of the first large scale attacks that utilize a weaponized version of the system exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers hacking group from the United States NSA in 2016.
It seems as if no business is safe from falling victim to a data breach anymore. Target, Apple, Ashley Madison and a host of others have found themselves at the arms of hackers looking to steal, sell and compromise confidential information and data. And it isn’t just big companies either, in a recent study, it is reported that 55% of local businesses in the United States have experienced some form of security breach. Unfortunately, this is happening because businesses are not taking the proper security precautions to prevent unauthorized access to information.
Today, we live in a world where everyone and everything is connected through the internet and as a result, cybercrime was born.