The Wannacry virus is a signal to how updating software programs are eminent and imminent; such updating can only be realised when use of genuine software is encouraged. Is our country Ghana, relishing such a posture; a habit ingrained in citizens to do the right thing, do we consider piracy as an affront to factual and informational authenticity?
Ransomware or Wannacry cyber-attack infected more than 125000 computers experts say. The virus demanded a ransom of $300 as it captured user files, in about 100 countries including Russian, U.S, France, some African countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Niger, Morocco and Tunisia, according to Kaspersky Lab‘s estimation.
The deployment of ransomware virus is a call to all institution and business to take critical look at their PCs and how they are managed by respective experts.
There is money in hacking and there is no reason to believe the attackers are relenting on their efforts, especially when they had benefited about $22,000 in their first cyber-attack, security experts have warned, and no one might stop them for it will emerge more robust and evolved if there is second attack.
It’s time to move to the cloud; experts at Zepto limited in Ghana has hinted since these areas are safe and managed by highly conscious and knowledgeable experts. The cloud provides most secured and cost effective lock rooms for swerving virus like ransomware.
In addition, genuine software and programs are imminent than ever to enable seamless patching of files if companies realise the future risk of virus and hacks.
It’s a call to Banks, Ministries Companies and all state institutions in Ghana to migrate into the cloud and also embark on using genuine software. Zepto Limited; named partner of Microsoft here in Ghana is here to provide these solutions.