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Windows XP PCs infected by WannaCry can be decrypted without paying ransom

Windows XP PCs infected by WannaCry can be decrypted without paying ransom

After Guinet's fix for Windows XP came out, others looked for ways to extend that to other operating systems and have succeeded in applying the technique to the newer Windows 7 program as well. Called "wanakiwi" the software tool is now available for free. In 2016, ransomware became the number one digital threat in the world. If WannaCry strikes there, it could lock up files with electronic healthcare records.


Next big cyberattack likely today

Next big cyberattack likely today

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, Saturday, May 13, 2017. Computer users worldwide — and everyone else who depends on them — should assume that the next big "ransomware" attack has already been launched, and just hasn't manifested itself yet, said Ori Eisen, founder of the Trusona cybersecurity firm in Scottsdale, Arizona.



The Tower is destroyed in first 'Destiny 2' gameplay trailer

During the live stream it was revealed that Destiny 2 will feature brand new Exotic weapons and armour, as well as new subclasses. As someone who bought a PS4 Pro in anticipation of a 60 FPS Destiny 2 , this news is a bit disappointing.



Exploit-as-a-service: Shadow Brokers offers subscription service for NSA hacks

On Tuesday, following the WannaCry attacks, the Shadow Brokers posted a new message online in which they claim to have many more Equation exploits that haven't been leaked yet. This disclaimer is fair: All systems exploited were either unpatched or running an obsolete, unsupported version of Windows. It said is has always been about " the shadowbrokers vs theequation group ", and implied the NSA is a cohort of tech companies like Microsoft.



What Is Ransomware? How Can Internet Users Protect Themselves From It?

The gang says that potential buyers would have to pay the subscription fee the data is locked behind but, other than that, practically everyone could buy it and used it for whatever purposes, terrorist organizations included. Europol's European Cybercrime Centre said that anyone hit by ransomware should use the unlocking tools provided at NoMoreRansom.org, a free resource developed by Europol in partnership with the Dutch police and other industry partners.