When cyber security experts announced that there was a Wannacry ransomware attack doing rounds in May 2017, I ignored them and continued working on my freelancing jobs unperturbed. I thought that the threats were only directed at big organizations where the architects of the attack would demand hefty ransomware and get it in the blink of an eye. They would not target a small fish like me, would they? Well, I was to later regret since I was hacked (https://rubica.com/contact/). I believe the Wannacry ransomware bug found its way through my email attachments—I had this reckless behavior of opening all email attachments indiscriminately without scanning. Yes, even if the attachments were from spammers, I still opened them. The Wannacry malware encrypted all my files and demanded ransomware from me. My cries “I was hacked’ on freelancing circles were met with a sorry but you should have used cyber security measures.
Were it not for the interference of Rubica cyber security experts, I would have parted with a hefty sum of bitcoins to get my files back.
Cybersecurity attacks are increasing by the day. According to an article on the Cybersecurity Investing News, the cost of dealing with cyber security attacks will spike to an annual $6 trillion annually by 2021. The attacks vary in their format all the way from the damage of data, stolen money, lost productivity, loss of intellectual property rights, disruption of normal business operations and deleted data.
Cybersecurity attacks are also getting severe by the day. Today, it is not the businesses being attacked only. No, politicians are also on the receiving end of this attacks. Hilary Clinton, for example, was publicly embarrassed when her personal emails were brought to the fore during the United States hotly contested presidential campaigns.
Rather than cry that you were locked out of your computer or spend time trying to reconfigure your wifi passwords and updating software, you could simply download the Rubica app and rest assured that all your files will be safe. Rubica will also take care of your online security such that you will never cry I was hacked again.