Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security advises internet users to keep their browsers, application software and operating systems updated. The office also recommends using antivirus and firewall applications, creating user accounts and using strong passwords. It suggests being careful with emails, especially their attachments and links, and being cautious about sharing personal data via unencrypted connections. Users should also be wary of dubious downloads, and should ensure they have an encrypted connection when surfing the internet. Finally, regular backups should be made on external storage platforms.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has