Worldwide Ransomware Attack

Worldwide Ransomware Attack


The Largest Cyberattack in History

Friday afternoon Microsoft Windows computers around the world were under attack. The ransomware, called WannaCry, locks users out of their files and asks the administrator to pay to access them. WannaCry exploits weaknesses in a version of Windows that Microsoft previously released a security patch for last March. With 200,000 computers infected, the ransomware has made about $32,000 off users and businesses. The attackers have yet to be identified and many firms are fearful of attacks continuing. (Source: CNN Tech)


The End of Press Conferences?

In response to one of Donald Trump’s tweets, CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has invited the president to respond to submitted questions via Twitter, providing a perfect record and a wider reach to those without televisions. If we live in a culture that already receives most of its news through social media, is this the next logical move for politics? It certainly wouldn’t hurt Twitter’s synching (pun) stock. (Source: CNet)


A Generous Generation

Cradle is making it easier for people to find, learn about, and donate to charities of their choice. With so many charities out there, it can be a challenge to choose who to help. By creating recommendations, users have options on how to engage with charities and when. The app taps into the recent trend in donating, which is up 4% in the last year, giving individuals a platform to grow their communities and connect with causes they truly care about. To live is to give. (Source: TechCrunch)


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Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

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