Given the multitude of severe security vulnerabilities already disclosed in 2018, it’s important to note that Sunday, January 14th, 2018 marked an important date in Windows operating system history.
Yesterday there was another massive ransomware outbreak found to be using the same vulnerabilities in Windows that were used for WannaCry last month. Ukraine was hit hardest, but at the time of writing, businesses in a total of 65 countries were affected throughout the world including Russia, Germany, France, and the US.
Spoofed email, phishing, ransomware and malware have exponentially increased in the last few years thanks to more sophisticated technology - and our defenses against these attacks have become more sophisticated as well. However, with new attacks launched every day, no product is perfect and in the end it's up to the user to decide whether or not to act on what the email is asking for.