All organisations rely heavily on the internet, investing significant resources as a means to compete in today’s global marketplace. This investment in the internet, however, exposes organisations to risks and threats that result in major losses such as financial, intellectual property and reputation. To protect from these adverse risks and threats, organisations often resort to … Continue reading Security awareness is a joke
The WannaCry’s encryption scheme works by generating a pair of keys on the victim’s computer that rely on prime numbers, a “public” key and a “private” key for encrypting and decrypting the system’s files respectively. To prevent the victim from accessing the private key and decrypting locked files himself, WannaCry erases the key from the system, leaving … Continue reading WannaCry Ransomware Decryption Keys
The WannaCry ransomware is built with a shoddy payment process that might result in no response, according to security researchers. Last Friday’s massive WannaCry ransomware attack means victims around the world are facing a tough question: Should they pay the ransom? Those who do shouldn’t expect a quick response — or any response at all. … Continue reading Paying the WannaCry ransom will probably get you nothing. Here’s why.