Ransomware, Insurance Apps and the Public Cloud; Lessons for the Cloudless

By Adam Stern | Insurance Tech Insider

In May of last year, the ransomware worm WannaCry fueled a massive attack that paralyzed some 300,000 computers in 150 countries, disabling systems at public hospitals throughout the U.K. along with those connected to Telefonica, the Spanish telecom provider, among other victims.

The WannaCry ransomware wreaked havoc – but, tellingly, not at the big public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon’s AWS, IBM and Rackspace.  And not at smartly managed midsize public cloud providers, either.

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