Ransomware Outbreak Underscores the Need for Increasingly Essential Cybersecurity Practices | Security Magazine

Hacker says: Pay

ValiMail CEO Alexander García-Tobar takes a hard look at the root cause of the recent ransomware scare known as WannaCry.

The ransomware crisis that swept the world last month highlights what we’ve known for years: The global IT infrastructure is incredibly vulnerable. …

However, media coverage of the attack has largely overlooked how this malware gets onto a computer in the first place. These attacks were almost certainly initiated by phish emails, and the recommendations to prevent WannaCry from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) confirm this.

The risk from phishing attacks can be greatly mitigated using proven email authentication standards that are supported by the world’s largest senders of email. But most enterprises have not yet implemented email authentication.

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