In constructing these systems, security is not always high on the list.
But in the end, it takes a lot of stupid humans doing many dumb things to allow the worst to happen.
It look a lot of people ignoring a lot of warnings over a lot of years to reach this point.
While the virus appears to be slowing, the fear now revolves around reports that new variations have started to appear.
It’s that it’s happening almost exactly as security researchers have been warning us it would happen for years now.
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The WannaCry ransomware catastrophe, explained
The three bitcoin wallets tied to #WannaCry ransomware have received 194 payments totaling 31.38971127 BTC ($53,453.58 USD).
The WannaCry ransomware targets Windows computers, particularly those running Windows XP, an aging operating system that Microsoft largely stopped supporting in 2014.
Who’s behind the WannaCry attack?
The software attack has taken a toll on many people in the real world.
(Ritchie B. Tongo/European Pressphoto Agency)Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday’s worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain’s National Health Service.
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(Photo: YONHAP, EPA)The massive attack of the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus that infected computers around the world prompted a Monday surge in cybersecurity stocks as investors sought safety.
TimeFile photo taken in 2017 shows employees monitoring possible “WannaCry” ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul, South Korea.
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The WannaCry virus spreads among computers running on Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, infecting and then locking individual machines.
Shares of Palo Alto Networks (PANW), a Santa Clara-Cal.-based company with security platforms aimed at limiting cybersecurity risk, similarly traded nearly 3.6% higher at $120.57.