With Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre confirming suspicions that North Korea was responsible for last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast commented below.
Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast:
“The NCSC is essentially confirming the rumours that have been swirling around since the WannaCry outbreak last month. Coupled with reports in recent days that major universities have been hit by ransomware attacks, this news will do little to abate the public’s fears around North Korea’s growing cyber arsenal.
“The important thing for both people and organisations is not to panic, and to remain diligent with cybersecurity best practices such as ensuring all their software and apps are fully up to date with security patches, that their devices such as PCs, smartphones and routers have the latest firmware and operating systems, and that they ensure they’re using a reputable anti-virus software, with automatic updates switched on.”