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WannaCry XXL? 2nd even bigger global cyber attack already underway

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Skyebug77, May 18, 2017.

  1. Skyebug77

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    I guess you could say this is the real PayPal Money Generator
     
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  3. JustUs

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    I don't see much of a problem with WannaCry. It seems that the NSA, out of concern for the damage that Wcry could do, notified Microsoft. This notification resulted in Microsoft writing a patch, MS17-101, that was released in March.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...670b16-3978-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html

    The vulnerability was serious enough that MS released patches for XP, Vista, and Server 2003 that are out of support. Microsoft also included the signature in Windows Defender and MS Security Essentials. The people affected either did not update, or were not using Windows anti virus.
     
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    I'm not sure why do they call this WannaCry XXL, i guess clickbaiting. This kind of infection should easily be detected and removed with pretty much any antimalware tool even for everyday users. If you don't have the proper security updates installed and you get infected, first you notice that your machine became slow as fuck, then you run an antimalware tool and the threat ceased to exist. Ransomwares have a different characteristic and are hard(er) or impossible to remove even for advanced users.
     
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