Life momentarily came to a halt in the Israeli cities of Jerusalem and Eilat as air raid sirens were triggered, despite there being no projectile in motion. The Israeli military announced that they suspect the false alarm to have been triggered by a cybersecurity attack at the municipal levels, not via military systems. Iran is suspected to have triggered the air raid sirens in Israel, a reminder of their growing cyber warfare capabilities.
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.