One Year after WannaCry: Ransomware Is Still a Threat


On May 12, 2017, the massive ransomware attack named WannaCry, quickly infected more than 150 countries, even caused a huge loss up to $8 billion. It uses EternalBlue vulnerability to encrypt computer files and demands victims to pay ransom for the file decryption. Now, it has been one year after WannaCry outbreak.

Many persons think this disaster has passed for a long time and won’t bring the continuous attack to computer systems. However, it is not the case. According to the research from ESET, EternalBlue had a short calmer period. But over the past months, the ransomware attacks kept increasing even reached new heights in mid-April 2018. Now many organizations, small businesses, schools, and government agencies become the targets from ransomware attack. Reportedly, Boeing was hit by WannaCry ransomware on March 29, 2018.

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