While the WannaCry ransomware scare was a wake-up call for many, the Petya/NotPetya outbreak just a few weeks later quickly showed that many organisations are still asleep when it comes to protection against modern ransomware.

The people behind the last malware attack, which began in Europe and then spread to other regions, appear to be trying to play down the theory that the attack was masterminded by a nation state.

Published in Open Sauce

The people behind the latest malware outbreak probably had access to NSA exploits — which were used to craft the malicious code — well before the Shadow Brokers dumped them on the Web in April, researchers from the Finnish security firm F-Secure claim.

Published in Security



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