How to Protect Against the Massive Global Ransomware Attack

A massive cyberattack has struck computers all over the world. The highly virulent self-replicating ransomware — known as WanaCryptor, Wannacry, or Wcry — has in part appropriated a National Security Agency (NSA) exploit released into the wild last month by a hacking group known as The Shadow Brokers. The ransomware is thought to have infected at least 100,000 computers, according to antivirus developers, Avast. The massive attack predominantly targeted Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan, but spread to major institutions across at least 99 other countries. Aside from demanding $300 (around 0.17 Bitcoin at the time of writing), the infection is also…

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