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WannaCry: What We Know… and What We Don’t

Posted by Joseph Opacki on May 17, '17

Unless you've had your head buried firmly in the sand for the past few days, you’ll already have heard of WannaCry, the latest in an ongoing deluge of ransomware strains.

Since the attack started last Friday over 230,000 computers have been infected across 150 countries, with high profile victims including Telefónica, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS),  FedEx, Deutsche Bahn, and LATAM Airlines.

And if you’ve been following the story, you’ll know all sorts of people have been getting involved. With slightly confusing (and sometimes contradictory) reports surfacing in news outlets all over the world, we thought we’d take a few moments to explain what is (and isn’t) currently known about WannaCry, and what you can do to minimize your organization’s risk of infection.

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Topics: Ransomware, WannaCry


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