Ransomeware - Protect Yourself Today
Thousands of individuals, businesses and government entities have been hit by a newer type of fraud / malware. It's aptly called "wannacry" and it's intent is to encrypt all of your files and hold it for ransom. This specific threat does not require a user to click on spam, open an infected file or visit a virus prone site. It's searches the internet in search of a known bug in Microsoft's Windows software. To protect yourself, simply confirm that your windows is up-to-date on All of it's security patches. Even individuals who are still operating on XP (which has been unsupported for years) has a patch.
View a good summary of this latest scam produced by CNN.