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Massive Ransomware Attack Underscores Threats To Internet Security

“VPN alone cannot solve this problem, but the good news is that a VPN, coupled with advanced cyber threat management tools, will definitely shield those devices against many cyber threats,” Dinha said.

The startling ransomware attack that began Friday has spread across 150 countries, held internet users’ computer files hostage and exposed a dangerous gap in cybersecurity among businesses and individuals. Unfortunately, it is only a sign of things to come, says Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN, creator of Private Tunnel.

“We will definitely see more attacks and possibly more advanced threats that might cause more damage to our society,” Dinha cautions. “Society, businesses and policymakers have to be more proactive in developing policies, guidelines and security tools to prevent major attacks from having the kind of negative impact we’ve seen.”

The ransomware assault isn’t the first. Six percent of internet users around the world already have experienced ransomware, and another 11 percent know someone who has encountered a malicious program, according to a summary of the Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust.

Problematically, ransomware is just one of many security dangers facing internet users, Dinha says. More awareness of these threats is needed among the public and businesses, and more research is essential to understand the risks computers face when they logo onto public resources on the internet and the tools that can protect them.

Advanced cyber threat management tools, for example, can block communication between infected devices and ransomware command centers.

“VPN alone cannot solve this problem, but the good news is that a VPN, coupled with advanced cyber threat management tools, will definitely shield those…

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