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Cyber security woes: WannaCry?

Alert - No13 - 17 May 2017

Patryk Pawlak

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For the average user, questions about access and secure use of the internet can be rather abstract. Or at least they were until last week when businesses, institutions and citizens across the globe fell victim to a new strain of ransomware known as WannaCry.

The extensive media coverage of the havoc wreaked by this new malicious software – which encrypts a computer’s files and then demands payment to unlock them – has exposed the many weaknesses of today’s digital environment.