WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Raises Legal Issues

The recent cyberattack highlights the need for firms to engage in proactive prevention and protection. Ransomware (malware that encrypts data pending an extortion payment) is a recurring cyber threat that is growing more pervasive and profitable for criminals. The most recent attack this month by the WannaCry virus highlights the potential global impact, speed and acceleration, and scope of the ransomware problem. Ransomware as one unique form of cyberattack has been an increasing global and domestic cybersecurity problem over the...