What real estate agents and brokers should be doing about WannaCry

The ransomware attack exploited a vulnerability that had been patched for two months -- but not everyone updated their systems
  • WannaCry (also known by other names) is a piece of ransomware that exploited an operating system vulnerability to lock up files and hold them hostage.
  • Real estate agents and brokers should business-grade equipment, update their software, back up their data and work with partners who take security seriously.

Are you running any business software or storing data on a computer that’s using a Windows operating system? Then you’ll want to read up on the latest cybersecurity attack and make sure you’re taking steps to protect yourself (and your clients) from hackers.