Microsoft has taken the extraordinary step of issuing patches for its old XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. The problem is an easy-to-exploit Remote Desktop Services vulnerability that could be turned into a worm.
Two years after WannaCry tore a path of destruction through the world, the ransomware remains a danger, with many systems still vulnerable to the EternalBlue or EternalRomance exploits that started it all.
The WannaCry Ransomware is undoubtedly one of the worst cyber disasters to strike global businesses in years, crippling transportation and hospitals globally.
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The Trump administration has belatedly announced that hackers tied to the government of North Korea were behind the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that began in May and infected more than 200,000 endpoints across 150 countries. Why is the White House only now airing its attribution?
Weeks before the WannaCry outbreak, other attackers unleashed malware that targeted the same SMB flaw in Windows. But instead of installing ransomware, this campaign instead infected endpoints with Adylkuzz cryptocurrency mining software, security researchers say.
Microsoft's chief legal officer has slammed U.S. spy agencies, warning that civilians are at risk if governments stockpile libraries of software vulnerabilities that eventually fall into the hands of cybercriminals.
The latest ISMG Security Reports leads with a top DHS cybersecurity leader, Jeanette Manfra, providing a case study on how information sharing helped mitigate the WannaCry attack in the U.S. Also, the SEC mulls toughening its cyber risk reporting requirements.
The Indian Railways' free Wi-Fi network was affected more than any other ISP in India by WannaCry, according to a report from eScan. Some experts say the disruptions could have been avoided if the organization maintained basic security hygiene and blocked its excessive SMB traffic.
Life after WannaCry: Already, other cybercrime gangs appear to be jumping on the SMB-targeting bandwagon, including the operators behind Uiwix ransomware. Thankfully, security experts say, these attacks pose scant risk.