It seems that every week we are hearing about another cyberattack or data breach that is affecting millions of people.
In the last few months alone, three massive cyberattacks have struck businesses around the world. In May 2017, the Wannacry ransomware attack targeted computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system by encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the Bitcoin currency. The Verge reported that this attack affected more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. It caused havoc with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, Spain’s Telefoncia, FedEx and Deutsche Bahn were also infiltrated, among other entities, according to CNN.