The need for modern security principles and end-to-end protection is as important as never and therefore Windows 11 was built on a principle of Zero-Trust. The Zero-Trust model reminds of the Presumption of Guilt within Law: a defendant is guilty until proven innocent. In computers, this would mean that no device or user can have access until security and integrity is proven. Microsoft has also improved baselines by raising the requirements for both hardware and software to ensure a baseline protection from “chip to cloud”.
Ransomware, from the English "ransom software", is classified as aggressive malware that encrypts hard drives of PCs and other devices and locks out users until a ransom is paid. The classic consequences of a ransomware attack include downtimes and data theft.
Once again, the inferior and substandard security posture of German SMEs is punished! The educational and health conglomerate SRH has become a victim of a cyber-attack. National facilities are affected, including ones in Heidelberg and Neckargemünd.