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WannaCry Ransomware Variant with No Kill Switch Discovered
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 09:26:41 PM »
WannaCry Ransomware Variant with No Kill Switch Discovered
14 May 2017, 9:15 pm

As expected, the WannaCry ransomware is not even close to being done, despite one researcher discovering a convenient kill switch. Other variants have already been discovered in the wild, some with a different kill switch, some with none at all. 

After security researcher going by the Twitter handle MalwareTech discovered that by purchasing a random domain name the initial spread of the WannaCry ransomware was stopped, it was expected that the attackers would simply remove this domain from the code, add another or just leave the code free of such an easy way out. 

Multiple researchers have confirmed that such variants are available online and coming after Internet users everywhere. 

 A patched (non recompiled) variant with *NO* kill-switch is out there too. Patched jump and zeroed the URL. ... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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