An update from the Avast Threat Labs on WannaCry

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by Avast Software, May 18, 2017.

  1. Avast Software

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    Jakub Kroustek from the Avast Threat Labs has written a nicely detailed blog on the aftermath of WannaCry -- what some are calling the worst ransomware outbreak in history. We're proud to have kept over 250,000 Avast users protected during the outbreak; our threat labs also urge user education and keeping systems up to date in addition to having other security layers in place.

    The writeup has some interesting details I didn't find covered elsewhere, it was a really interesting "inside look" from the experts. For example, the WannaCry "impersonators" that are already cropping up, how the virus spread, the discovery of the kill switch, etc.

    https://blog.avast.com/wannacry-update-the-worst-ransom...

    For anyone curious, you can find more info on how Avast protects against ransomware here and here. Happy to answer any questions!
     
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