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The worm that spreads WanaCrypt0r – Malwarebytes Labs | Malwarebytes Labs

May 12
WanaCrypt0r is a ransomware infection that has spread through many corporate networks. Read a technical analysis of the worm that allowed it to do this.

Something that many security researchers have feared has indeed come true. Threat actors have integrated a critical exploit taking advantage of a popular communication protocol used by Windows systems, crippling thousands of computers worldwide with ransomware.

Within hours of being leveraged, a flaw that had been recently patched by Microsoft has been used to distribute the WanaCrypt0r ransomware and wreak havoc worldwide.

In this blog post, we will describe the worm responsible for spreading this ransomware by looking at its capabilities and what has made this threat so successful.

Source: www.blog.malwarebytes.com

 

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