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WannaCry: 386 Ransomware Samples Discovered
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 11:15:15 AM »
WannaCry: 386 Ransomware Samples Discovered
23 May 2017, 9:09 am

WannaCry is one of the worst malware out there, mostly because it mixes a ransomware element with a worm component that helped it spread like wildfire. So far, close to 400 malware samples have been discovered in the wild. 

Security researchers from Trustlook have announced that, by their count, 386 WannaCry malware samples have been recorded to date. 

Despite there being just a little over a week since WannaCry hit the news, infecting some 300,000 devices in 150 countries, hackers seem to have flexed their muscles quite a bit. As you know, WannaCry uses two NSA-hacking tools disclosed after hacker group Shadow Brokers dumped classified documents online. EternalBlue is a tool that takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability, while DoublePulsar helps it spread through networks. 

The Windows vulnerability has since been patched and users are advised to update the... (read more)

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