Free cyber security session to combat Wannacry ransomware attack

PUBLISHED: 12:30 15 May 2017

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Free online security sessions are being run at a Weston business community this week to help protect firms against the Wannacry ransomware attack.

More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were impacted by Friday’s hacker attack, which saw users locked out of their machines and warned access would only be restored if a £230 ransom was paid.

The majority of computers impacted belonged to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and so The Hive business hub, in Beaufighter Road, is tomorrow (Tuesday) hosting a free cyber security session targeted at such firms.

The session will be run by BPH Training.

BPH managing director Barry Horne said: “In the aftermath of the global Wannacry ransomware attack there is much concern.

“This free clinic is for any SME which has been affected by the attack or is concerned by it.

“We will look at some simple steps you can take to mitigate the impacts of such an attack.

“No appointments are necessary just drop in if you wish to learn more about protecting your business.”

The event will run from 12.30-1.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday).

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