• Unpatched systems at big companies continue to fall to WannaMine worm

    4 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    In May of 2017, the WannaCry attack-a file-encrypting ransomware knock-off attributed by the US to North Korea-raised the urgency of patching vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system that had been exposed by a leak of National Security Agency exploits. WannaCry leveraged an exploit called EternalBlue, software that leveraged Windows' Server Message Block network file sharing protocol to move across networks, wreaking havoc as it spread quickly across affected networks.
    The core exploit used by WannaCry has been leveraged...
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