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Global WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

Posted by Joseph Opacki on May 12, '17

Earlier today, news broke of a new WannaCry version propagating at a rate unseen before for ransomware. The initial infection vector (phishing, malvertising, etc.) is unknown at this time, but once inside the network it spreads rapidly by scanning for and exploiting Windows systems vulnerable to the NSA-crafted SMB exploits that were recently published by ShadowBrokers. In doing so, WannaCry is spreading well-beyond the initially-infected system and crippling networks. 

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Topics: Phishing, Ransomware, WannaCrypt

   

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