On Friday, North Korea denied allegations that it was somehow responsible for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak that affected over 240,000 computers in nearly 200 countries across the globe.
From new ransomware and WannaCry imitations to decryption keys being released, ransomware developers continue to keep us busy.. This article will keep you up-to-date on the latest news and developments in ransomware.
Numbers released by Kaspersky Lab on Friday reveal that over 98% of all documented WannaCry infections were running versions of the Windows 7 operating system.
Researchers have detected a new worm that is spreading via SMB, but unlike the worm component of the WannaCry ransomware, this one is using seven NSA tools instead of two.
Reports have surfaced that the WannaCry ransomware has infected actual medical devices, not just computers at medical facilities.
While initially, we thought this would be a silly and unsubstantiated discovery, the number of security firms claiming they've identified and confirmed connections between the WannaCry ransomware and malware used by the Lazarus Group has now gone up to three.
It only took one troll to photoshop one image to get the ball rolling. Now we have all sorts of craziness, ranging from pregnancy tests to the Star Trek Enterprise.
New evidence has revealed that nearly three weeks before the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, at least one cybercrime group was using the same NSA exploits — ETERNALBLUE and DOUBLEPULSAR — to infect computers with malware that mined for the Monero cryptocurrency.
On Sunday, someone tried to create a version of the WannaCry ransomware that didn't feature the kill switch domain. Fortunately, the ransomware was never released in the wild, as this appeared to be only a test.
On Sunday, security researchers have detected a second WannaCry version that featured a different kill switch domain, which they quickly moved to register and sinkhole it, preventing further damage.
With the successful launch of the WannaCry Ransomware last Friday, ransomware developers are being quick to release their own imitations. As of today, I found 4 different WannaCry knockoffs in various forms of development. Let's take a look at what they have to offer.
Microsoft's Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has penned a blog post today, accusing the NSA of stockpiling exploits, failing to protect its hacking tools, and indirectly causing the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.