(Pittsburgh, PA) A wily Bloomfield resident is relaxing today while the rest of the world anxiously awaits the second wave of the Ransomware attack that devastated sites in the UK and elsewhere last week.
Nancy Sikes, 83, appears to have done everything right according to cybersecurity experts.
“I’ve never seen someone so prepared to withstand a sophisticated technological attack.”
Her grandnephew, who works for Google nearby, says his great aunt has been preparing for the high-tech assault for a long time.
“It’s like she knew this was coming.”
Though Sikes grudgingly accepted a gift of a VCR in the late 1980s so she could tape the Golden Girls, she has steadfastly resisted adopting any new technology since, such is the depth of her insight into the potential for malware to wreak havoc.
“When I offered to get her a cell phone for her safety she barked ‘I’m having none of that nonsense’. What a visionary!”
Computer scientists from Carnegie-Mellon University have since been in touch to learn from the prescient octogenarian what other forms of technology might be vulnerable to attack in the future.
“We have so much to learn from her.”