Last year the Internet was taken down by cyber criminals through a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) attack using the infamous Mirai malware. But last Friday afternoon, almost 99 countries including Russia, UK, USA and Australia became victims of a worldwide mass cyber-attack that has been reported to have caused major disruptions to systems that were being used by hospitals, companies, and other institutions.
Earlier today, a massive ransomware campaign hit computer systems of hundreds of private companies and public organizations across the globe – which is believed to be the most massive ransomware delivery campaign to date. The Ransomware in question has been identified as a variant of ransomware known as WannaCry (also known as ‘Wana Decrypt0r,’ ‘WannaCryptor’ or ‘WCRY’).
The first question to answer here is why go for anonymous email when there are plenty of premium featured and free email services such as Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo! Mail available? Well, privacy and anonymity is a digital right — our digital right. These email services are ‘free’ because of the advertisements.
There are chances that you might’ve received an email with a Google document. It could be a phishing attempt that has gone viral. This attack has affected about 1 million Gmail users. While Google has blocked the attack, make sure to take security check and look for suspicious app permissions.