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Wanna Decrypt0r 2.0 -- malware is causing issues around the globe

  1. May 13, 2017 #1
    Well this latest version of malware is causing issues around the globe. I was shocked to learn of the infection of NHS systems in the UK, and this morning I read of German train station timetable boards affected.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...erman-train-stations-hackers-target-deutsche/

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/9...ttack-at-this-time-as-police-take-precautions

    An accidental-discovery fix? http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/d...y-stops-malware-crippling-computers-worldwide

    Remember people - keep your security software and O/S up to date!
     
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  3. May 13, 2017 #2

    mfb

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    Looks like the NHS had some Windows XP computers with internet access. They were asking for it.
    Reverse engineering the code to find the URL is not that accidental. Good that the code used that to decide what to do.
     
  4. May 13, 2017 #3
    It appears Windows has released a patch for Windows XP computers (although too late for those already infected), to help prevent infection of this malware.
     
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