On May 12, 2017 multiple organizations were hit by crypto-ransomware called WannaCry. Infected users are unable to use their machines and their files get encrypted until they pay a ransom of up to $300 in Bitcoin.

The ransom note in WannaCry though claims that if you are “too poor to pay” the ransom, they will unlock your files for free…after 6 months. F-Secure explains in more detail and gives best practices for protecting against ransomware.

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