Australian businesses are falling victims to a global cyber-attack, reports The so-called ransomware has managed to worm its way into over 200,000 computer systems in an apparent extortion plot, shutting users out unless they coughed up a payment.

The Federal Government has urged Australians and businesses to update their antivirus software in the wake of the cyber-attack. It is expected that the global malware attack could escalate even further today as the working week begins.

At East West Insurance Brokers we recommend Australian businesses to make sure they have up to date Cyber Protection insurance to protect their business from a cyber-attack or data breach. For more information contact the team today on 1800 809 132 or email

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