Spam email is undeniably the bane of our lives. It can range from benign things to the downright harmful, you know, the kind that once opened your computer has a virus that incessantly taunts you? But what happens when you decide to open up the spam folder and go, “Hey, what if I reply to a spam email?”My simple answer is this: Don’t.
On May 12, 2017, a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organisations, particularly in Europe. Wcry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to be paid by May 15, or, in the event that deadline is missed, a higher fee by May 19. The messages left on the screen say files will remain encrypted.