Risk of WannaCry Ransomware in Nigeria

BlackSentry’s Security Operations Centre has been closely watching the WannaCry Ransomware in Nigeria that has affected 75,000 computers across 99 countries. Nigerian banks and telecommunication companies could be at risk if their network users either click or download the malicious file, which then holds your data for a ransom. WannaCry works by encrypting files or…

How to Protect your organisation from ransomware

Ransomware is a growing global cyber security threat and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. The first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015[1]. While ransomware against Windows operating systems has been commonplace for some years, attacks against Mac…