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WannaCry ransomware continues to lurk on infected computers over a year after it first appeared

The WannaCry ransomware made its first occurrence in May 2017, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers, across 150 countries. Like other traditional ransomware variants, WannaCry encrypts files on the system’s hard drive and demands huge sums of ransom in exchange for decrypting data.  Experts recently discovered that even after 18 months, WannaCry continues to be a persistent threat and lurk on vulnerable computers across the globe. Earlier this year, security researchers from Kryptos Logic registered a domain that acted as a kill switch for the ransomware component of the infection. 
 Read the article over at  Cyware here.
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