Tag: WannaCry

Has it been a year? It seems longer. When the WannaCry ransomware attack hit tens of thousands of individuals and business around the world on May 12, 2017, it wasn’t the first time we had seen ransomware, but its impact was unique and lasting. We’ve all known for decades about hackers, information thefts, computer viruses ...
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“When, not if.” Ciaran Martin, head of the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), used those words to say he is expecting a devastating cyberattack will hit the U.K. in the next two years. The attack, he believes, will bring disruption to British elections and critical infrastructure. These remarks were made in light of newly ...
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This post summarizes the significant efforts of a McAfee threat research team that has been relentless in its efforts to gain a deeper understanding of the WannaCry ransomware. We would like to specifically acknowledge Christiaan Beek, Lynda Grindstaff, Steve Grobman, Charles McFarland, and Kunal Mehta for their efforts. Ransomware follows a relatively simple model: data ...
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WannaCry was the ransomware attack heard around the world. It impacted more than 150 countries and infected over 250,000 devices running Windows programs. It didn’t, however, affect devices running Android software. But that’s not what some app developers want you to believe, as rogue WannaCry ‘protectors’ have begun to offer protection apps on Google Play ...
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Are Android devices affected by the self-propagating ransomware WannaCry? No—because this threat exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. This malware cannot harm mobile systems. Nonetheless, some developers are taking advantage of the uproar and possible confusion to promote apps that promise to protect Android devices. While searching for “WannaCry” on GooglePlay we found several new ...
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This blog was written by Brian Dye. I’ve spent many years talking to audiences – corporate customers, government leaders, and everyday people – about cyberthreats both real and possible. But what happened over last weekend with the “WannaCry” threat feels like a point at which “future threats” become “now threats” in many people’s minds. We’ve ...
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This post was updated on May 31 with links to three McAfee community videos concerning WannaCry ransomware.  WannaCry Ransomware - McAfee ATP: Highlighting the value of Adaptive Threat Protection WannaCry Ransomware - DAC/ATD: Highlighting the value of malware analytics WannaCry Ransomware - McAfee MAR: Highlighting the value of Cloud Threat Analytics   WannaCry is a ...
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The last few days have been very busy for security teams all around the globe due to the nasty ransomware WannaCry, which spread widely using an exploit for a Server Message Block v1 vulnerability (MS17-010) leaked by the ShadowBroker team a few weeks ago. We have reported on this malware in our previous blog and ...
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