WannaCry ransomware first appeared in April and a large scale attack hit a variety of industries in over 150 countries on Friday. It started in Europe but has gone global, disrupting many organizations and causing some to decide to shut down their entire IT infrastructure in response. While the exploit used by WannaCry was stolen from the NSA’s spy tools depository, the attacks do not appear to be political in nature.
Most businesses have some level of cybersecurity on their individual computers and servers. Many routers, however, are still vulnerable to malware attacks because of unsecure configurations. Cybercriminals can exploit these points of entry into your network by changing DNS settings and loading malware.