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How ransomware attacks have changed one year after Wannacry and NotPetya

WannaCry

How ransomware attacks have changed one year after Wannacry and NotPetya

Nearly a year after the NotPetya and Wannacry attacks, ransomware is no longer used in widespread attacks against indiscriminate targets. Instead, attackers are using this malware in more focused, targeted campaigns.

Breaking the mold: North Korea is unlikely to be behind the WannaCry attack

WannaCry

Breaking the mold: North Korea is unlikely to be behind the WannaCry attack

On December 18, 2017, U.S. Homeland Security Advisor Thomas P. Bossert asked the entire world to trust the U.S. government’s assertion that North Korea was behind May’s WannaCry attack while offering absolutely no evidence to support this attribution. Instead, Bossert, in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, implies that the U.S. government’s attribution was based on information used by the U.K. government and Microsoft.

Why the WannaCry coverage may have missed the mark

Ransomware

Why the WannaCry coverage may have missed the mark

Last Friday’s WannaCry ransomware attack made its mark on the thousands of organizations that found themselves locked out of their systems. It is believed that over 75,000 organizations were impacted by this massive, global-scale attack that left hospitals, retailers and service providers paralyzed.

Cybereason catches WannaCry’s remote infection using DOUBLEPULSAR exploit

Ransomware

Cybereason catches WannaCry’s remote infection using DOUBLEPULSAR exploit

The WannaCry ransomware attack leveraged two vulnerabilities — EternalBlue and DoublePulsar — to infect more than 200,000 Windows computers in 150 countries in the span of a few days.

Cybereason detects Adylkuzz crypto-currency botnet using DOUBLEPULSAR exploit in Japan

Ransomware

Cybereason detects Adylkuzz crypto-currency botnet using DOUBLEPULSAR exploit in Japan

Last week Cybereason observed a massive wave of infections to crypto-currency botnets in the environments of multiple Japanese customers.

WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt Attack Profile

WannaCry

WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt Attack Profile

The malware’s infections were first reported on May 12 in association with a phishing email, encouraging users to download and execute a malicious file.

Cybereason Pledges $50 Million in Free Enterprise Software to Companies Hit by the Massive Global WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Ransomware

Cybereason Pledges $50 Million in Free Enterprise Software to Companies Hit by the Massive Global WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Cybereason’s enterprise platform and the anti-ransomware tool RansomFree both stop WannaCry by using behavioral and proprietary deception techniques to target the core behaviors typical in ransomware attacks.

Cybereason RansomFree Detects and Stops WannaCry Ransomware

Ransomware

Cybereason RansomFree Detects and Stops WannaCry Ransomware

We have just tested RansomFree, Cybereason's free ransomware protection tool, and are happy to announce that it detects and stops WannaCry.

WannaCry Ransomware and How to Defend Against It

WannaCry

WannaCry Ransomware and How to Defend Against It

A malicious software called WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WannaCry or WCry) has been affecting computers across the globe.