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New WannaCry Variant Kill Switch Pushed, Stops 10K Devices Spread Infection
15 May 2017, 12:19 pm

A brand new WannaCry variant was stopped in its tracks by security researchers via the same method of registering a jibberish domain. 

Matthieu Suiche, security researcher that's the founder of Comae Technologies and has a background of working for VMware, tweeted about the kill switch discovered for the new WannaCry variant. According to him, since registering the second kill switch they managed to stop over 10,000 machines from spreading further, mainly from Russia. 

Unfortunately, there's no guarantee hat the kill switch will keep this problem at bay for long or that it will work on all variants currently circulating the Internet. 

It is expected that as people return to work on Monday, the number of infections is going to continue growing, although hope is that the variants that have been stopped thus far by registering a jibberish domain h... (read more)

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