by Matt Alderton | May 17, 2017
Last week, more than 230,000 computers in more than 150 countries were infected with ransomware -- malicious software that holds data hostage until a ransom is paid to the hackers behind it -- as part of the global WannaCry cyberattack. The victims: businesses running outdated Windows software on their PCs.

"Businesses around the world are still dealing with the massive fallout from one of the biggest global 'ransomware' attacks ever recorded," reports FOXBusiness contributor Jade Scipioni, who says small businesses are especially vulnerable to ransomware attacks like WannaCry.

"They are easy targets," small business expert Gene Marks, founder of The Marks Group, tells Scipioni, noting that small business employees typically have less IT training, which leaves their employers vulnerable. "They are actually the most exposed to get hacked."

The best way to protect your business from ransomware, Marks tells Scipioni, is to subscribe to an online backup service.

"Carbonite, Mozy are the two biggest ones," he says. "If you get hit -- which you probably will -- all you have to do is restore your last backup."

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