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This malware just got more powerful by adding the WannaCry trick to its arsenal

The Retefe banking trojan is now using the EternalBlue exploit that helped spread WannaCry to make attacks more effective.

This malware just got more powerful by adding the WannaCry trick to its arsenal

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Bitdefender: Threats like WannaCry Will Become the Norm
15 May 2017, 12:47 pm

The digital side of our lives has just gotten a lot more dangerous with the presence of WannaCry and that's mostly because we are probably going to start seeing this type of infections a lot more often from here on out. 

Bitdefender notes that, just a few hours ago, a new version of WannaCry has been spotted in the wild after the hacking group behind the ransomware changed a couple of bytes to override the kill switch discovered by MalwareTech, which stopped the spread of the initial wave. A second wave was stopped by another security researcher through a similar method. 

"WannaCry 1.0 and 2.0 are just the beginning. It's probably going to get worse before it gets better, as it's going to be one of the most serious threats for the following 12 months," BitDefender's Catalin Cosoi writes. A solution may exist, he notes, if Microsoft decides ... (read more)

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