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WannaCry strikes again

Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:11 pm

or at least a new attack on the same vulnerability.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40416611

Glad I got done all the patches here to stop it.
 
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Re: WannaCry strikes again

Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Another reason to keep backups. Get infected, don't pay ransom, just wipe your systems and restore.
 
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Re: WannaCry strikes again

Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:06 pm

That isn't WannaCry, it clearly says so in the article.

Arvald wrote:
or at least a new attack on the same vulnerability.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40416611


No, it doesn't use the same vulnerability either. Microsoft had to release new patches. https://www.axios.com/global-hack-appea ... 55293.html


Keep in mind this is probably just the start of a continued string of hacks we will be seeing for some time. The leaked NSA toolkit from a few months ago had all all sorts of unpublished vulnerabilities and tools, and Eternal Blue (the attack vector for Win 7 systems that WannaCry exploited) is just one of many that were probably in that kit. For those that don't know, Eternal Blue exploited a vulnerability in Win 7 that the NSA discovered but never notified Microsoft about. It allowed remote attacks on Win 7 installs without the need for user interaction in any fashion.
 
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Re: WannaCry strikes again

Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:32 am

I was going by early reports.

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