WannaCry could spark lawsuits, but Microsoft not to blame

To begin with, the worm has been nearly too successful, having hit more than 200,000 victims - many times more than are usually caught out by ransomware aimed at large organisations. The ransomware will specifically scan for unpatched machines that have the Server Message Block vulnerability exposed. A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing.

Hacked? Microsoft Says Blame The Government

But Smith didn't stop there. It has reportedly also threatened to release data from banks which use SWIFT, an worldwide money transfer network, and also information from nuclear and missile programs of countries such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.

WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know

In fact, David Powner, director of IT at the Government Accountability Office, says some federal agencies pay programmers more to learn outdated languages, just to keep old systems functioning. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen". Because numerous computers impacted run older Windows systems like XP, Microsoft issued a rare patch for XP, which it had stopped updating more than three years ago.

The WannaCry Ransomware Hack Is A Wakeup Call For Everyone

According to VNCERT, this is a very unsafe ransomware, which can steal information and encrypt the entire server system. Users are also advised to back up valuable data regularly, either to cloud services or to another disk drives, an not click on suspicious links or attached files.

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Google I/O 2017: Top 5 things Google will launch soon

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