Over a Year Later, WannaCry is Still a Major Issue

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The First Global Ransomware Attack Wreaking Havoc — 18 Months Later When the first-ever global ransomware attack, WannaCry, took the world by storm, there was a kill-switch developed.  Meaning, if the ransomware attempted to run, it would first see if this kill-switch was available.  If so, it wouldn’t encrypt the files; but would remain dormant […]

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North Korea Blamed for Major Cyber Attacks

North Korea Found to be a Part of Major Cyber Hacks Over the past week, North Korea has been blamed for two major cyber attacks.  Cyber security analysts believe North Korea has been stealing the crypto-currency, bitcoins, by executing advanced persistent threats (APTs).  APTs are when a hacker gains unauthorized access to a network with […]

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Cyber Hero Incarcerated for Malware Creation

Cyber Hero or Malware Villian? Update 8/15/2017: Marcus Hutchins plead not guity on all alleged charges yesterday.  Hutchins is scheduled for court in October.  While awaiting his court date, he will remain on house arrest in the United States.  All of Hutchins computers will be returned to him, so he can regain access to the […]

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And You Thought WannaCry and NotPetya Were Bad…

Money Wasn’t Their End-Game… Combined, WannaCry and NotPetya, the two global attacks that hit the world in the last 90 days, received payouts of approximately $150,000 USD.  To some it may sound like a lot – but to cyber criminals, that’s nothing.  WannaCry and NotPetya were not in corrupting company data with the end goal […]

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How is WannaCry Still Infecting Devices?!

WannaCry — The Ransomware That Won’t Die Just yesterday, news broke that WannaCry infected a Honda plant in Japan.  Today, traffic lights in Australia are on the fritz.  How is it that WannaCry is still successful?  Every single antivirus (AV) program should have it on their blacklist, or list of known threats, by now.  So, what’s […]

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WannaCry Continues to Infect Business Operations

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WannaCry Attacks Again… It has been over a month since the world was introduced to WannaCry ransomware.  However, even with increased awareness and preventative options in place, businesses are still being effected.  A Honda plant in Japan was the most recent victim of the WannaCry epidemic.  On June 18, 2017, the plant had to temporarily […]

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PSA: Two Scams Feed From WannaCry Frenzy

Security Scams Increase After WannaCry Outbreak WannaCry is a ransomware variant that hit the globe mid-May causing an IT disaster for major businesses worldwide.  The WannaCry infection was likely the most publicized ransomware attack to date.  Due to the high publicity, public awareness of cyber treats increased.  However, it also invoked fear into many.  This […]

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98% of WannaCry Infections Occurred on Windows 7 Machines

Window XP Held Strong Against WannaCry – Despite Initial Reports The ransomware that took the world by storm in mid-May was found to be far less successful on Windows XP computers than originally thought.  WannaCry ransomware was believed to spread vigorously due to the outdated Windows XP operating system.  However, according to a recent study, […]

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WannaCry Decryption Tools Provide Limited Success

WannaCry Decryption Kes Although a decryption key became available recently for WannaCry victims, the success rate is minimal.  WannaKey, is the free tool available to unlock files that were encrypted due to the global ransomware attack that hit on May 12, 2017.  However, this decryption tool is only successful if the computer has not been […]

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Why is the Healthcare Industry More Prone to Cyber-attacks?

Healthcare Industry – An Easy Target Over the past few days, we’ve seen a new ransomware called WannaCry or WannaCrypt wreak havoc across the globe, infecting hundreds of large corporations, such as FedEx, Telefonica, and Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Though the ransomware continued to infect computers at a more subdued pace, many corporations are […]

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Is WannaCry Dead?

Is the Ransomware that Ruled the World Dead? Quite possibly, yes.  WannaCry ransomware hit over 200,000 devices in 150 different countries on Friday, May 12, 2017.  The malicious attack was distributed by both SMB ports and phishing emails.  This cyber attack sent the world into a panic, and rightfully so.  The concept of ransomware, or […]

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WannaCry Impacted Over 200K Endpoints Wordwide

WannaCry Distributes Biggest Cyber Attack to Date A massive ransomware attack has hit worldwide, impacting various countries and tens of thousands of endpoints.  According to CNBC, over 200,000 malicious attacks were distributed last Friday, May 12, 2017, in over 150 different countries.  However, these statistics are expected to increase as additional information is released. The […]

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