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WannaCry 2.0 thwarted via registration of ifferfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com domain

The scumbags behind the release of WannaCry ransomware hit again with WannaCry 2.0; this time around, specialists managed to cut their new venture short, quickly. Just like with the first ransomware wave, the second one had a built-in “kill switch,” that was enabled via the query of a domain. How the thwarting works: If the […]

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WannaCry malware cybercriminals made more than $6,300 in BTC so far

The cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attack have already made a small fortune in Bitcoin. Once security analysts reverse-engineered the WannaCry code, the following Bitcoin address was revealed: 115p7UMMngoj1pMvkpHijcRdfJNXj6LrLn So far, that address has received 30 payments from victims whose computer files were encrypted, and succumbed to this type of digital blackmail. According to Blockchain.info, […]

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WannaCry : iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com registration possibly saved lives

The registration of the “garbage” domain iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com quite possibly saved lives, after a botnet attack spreading malware, targeted a variety of healthcare facilities, seeking ransom. Named WannaCry, the malware infects vulnerable Windows machines, encrypts their content and then demands $300 dollars in Bitcoin in order to decrypt the files. Inside the malware was hard-coded the […]

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