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WannaCry: What’s in a name? Confusion.

The WannaCrypt ransomware was nothing special. Companies were done in by nasty software exploits and endemic insecurity in the form of unpatched and unpatchable legacy systems.


WannaCry? Me too!

In many ways, WannaCrypt is just another ransomware variant — but then in many ways it isn't. Here's what makes WannaCrypt unique and the lessons we can take from these attacks.


WannaCry Because the Worst Is Yet to Come

The WannaCry ransomware outbreak that emerged last week and is exploiting a vulnerability discovered and hidden for an unknown amount of time by the NSA is arguably the worst ransomware we’ve seen thus far. It’s not just encrypting files and locking users out of their machines, but it’s also self-propagating and uses exploit code, behavior that hasn’t been seen in ransomware until now.




BrickerBot, Mirai and the IoT Malware Knife Fight

The IoT landscape is becoming a battleground for all manner of malware, with some variants fighting for control of infected devices and authors racing to get their creations onto as many devices as possible.





Kelihos and the Ransomware Ecosystem

Botnets have been a serious problem on the web for more than 15 years, and as the network has changed, botnet operators have had to adapt in order to continue making money. While launching DDoS attacks on demand once was the main revenue stream for these cybercriminals, things have changed in recent years to include the paid installation of ransomware, banking trojans, and other types of malware.


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