Unprecedented global cyber attack (but don't pay the ransom say experts)

Europol says the impact of a global cyber attack is unprecedented.

More than 200 000 victims in 150 countries have been affected after the WannaCry ransomware virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries.

State Security Minister David Mahlobo is this week expected to discuss the cyber attack which has also hit South Africa.

READ: Cyber attacks hit more than 150 countries since Friday

Heino Gevers is the Director of Customer Experience at Mimecast.

He has made repeated calls for consumers to avoid paying the $300 bit coin ransom in order to have your files unlocked.

Most importantly what customers and consumers should be concerned about is how easy it is to be exploited to one of these ransomware attacks.

Heino Gevers, Director of Customer Experience at Mimecast.

There is no guarantee that you are going to get your data back and secondly you are effectively telling them it works and that is not the message we would like to portray.

Heino Gevers, Director of Customer Experience at Mimecast.

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