It’s around a year since the notorious ransomware campaign nicknamed WannaCry shook the world. Over that time, organisations have had plenty of time to work out what went wrong and plot a course to a more resilient future. But have lessons even been learned? After all, corporate victims are still emerging on a pretty regular basis. According to some, the ransomware threat itself is slowly tapering off. But if that’s true, it’s no cause for celebration. It means the black hats have merely found another way to make money, and if they have, attacks will continue to arrive via email.
Phil Muncaster is a technology writer and editor with over 12 years’ experience working on some of the biggest technology titles around, including Computing, The Register, V3 and MIT Technology Review. He spent over two years in Hong Kong immersed in the Asian tech scene and is now back in London where information security has become a major focus for his work.