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Global WCry ransomware outbreak uses known NSA exploits

Following the emergence of the Jaff ransomware attack campaign earlier this week, another, even bigger outbreak is making headlines.
The culprit? A new ransomware family called WCry.

Global WCry ransomware outbreak uses known NSA exploits

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Hackers Target Disney, Demand Ransom or They'll Release Upcoming Movie
16 May 2017, 1:25 am

After stealing and dumping the new Orange Is the New Black season online after a failed attempt to get paid a ransom, hackers are now targeting Disney. 

Bob Iger, Walt Disney CEO, has confirmed that hackers are making demands of them, but hasn't shared the name of the movie. Given how the next two Disney releases are "The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" this weekend and "Cars" a month from now, chances are higher that Johnny Depp's newest flick is the one being targeted. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hackers are demanding a huge amount of money, although no sum is actually mentioned. As expected, they're asking for the payment to be made in Bitcoin, since that's very close to being impossible to track. 

The threat is that, unless paid soon, the hackers will start releasing increasingly long chunks of the movi... (read more)

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