To stop future ransomware hacks, CIOs first need to ‘swat the mosquitoes’

Imagine if health officials, after discovering that the Zika virus was spreading rapidly across the globe, only focused on human-to-human transmission of the virus, and never mentioned the mosquitos that were actually the main cause of the virus.

In the case of the malicious WannaCry hack, reports vary as to the original source — we may never know.  But in the majority of infections, the “mosquitos” are the email messages — specifically, phish or spam — that appear to be a message you’d be interested in from someone you trust, but are in fact fraudulent messages sent by hackers.

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