#Wannacry #ransomware #cyberattack – an annotated infographic
Private companies and public services are recovering from the impact of Friday’s international cyber attack. The malware was found to exploit a vulnerability identified by the US National Security Agency (NSA), provoking debate over who is responsible for the attack.
“WannaCry”, the bug responsible for the chaos, is a type of ransomware. Ransomware blocks access to data and demands a ransom to restore access. WannaCry has been demanding payments of $300 to $600 dollars in bitcoin to restore access to encrypted files, threatening to double the ransom after three days and delete the files after seven days.
E&T news reported on the latest developments surrounding the Wannacry cyber attack earlier today.
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Tags: cyber-security, cybercrime, hackers, hacking