WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On Friday the 12th of May in 2017, the now infamous WannaCry Ransomware attack was started and has since been referred to as unprecedented with regards to its scale, as it affected over 230,000 computers and systems throughout 150 different countries, including the NHS systems in the UK.

White House Computer Hack

In October, the computer system used by the White House was hacked, and according to the secret service and FBI, among others, it was categorised as being one of the most sophisticated attacks launched against a US governmental system ever.