May 16, 2017 | Amy, Exhibition Developer, Science Museum

I love how everything is online now and interconnected - it makes my life so much easier and more efficient, but it also makes us vulnerable.

Last Friday, a global attack by WannaCry ransomware hit more than 200,000 victims, in particular the UK's NHS. It used spam e-mail and trick websites so that the ransomware was also able to spread by itself. Victims found their computer files had been captured and were asked for money to get them back.

The attack highlights a worrying vulnerability in our increasingly digital society. If we don't have robust security to go with it, we're in trouble.


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So far only around £39,000 has been paid by victims to the hackers.


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