WannaCry fallout — the worst is yet to come, experts say

The massive scale of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack has exposed some significant weaknesses in global IT systems, and we’re likely to see more attacks leveraging similar techniques, and doing even more damage, security experts say.

WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of machines in more than 150 countries, with direct ransom costs estimated at around $10 million, according to Cyence.

But that’s just the start. Business interruption costs will add up to about $8 billion, according to George Ng, co-founder and CTO at Cyence — up from the company’s $4 billion estimate as of Sunday.

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from CSO Online Data Protection http://www.csoonline.com/article/3196400/data-breach/wannacry-fallout-the-worst-is-yet-to-come-experts-say.html#tk.rss_dataprotection

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