WannaCry 2.0 ransomware arrives – no kill switch

WannaCry 2.0 ransomware arrives – no kill switch

 

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If you are following the news, by now you might be aware that a security researcher has activated a “Kill Switch” which apparently stopped the WannaCry ransomware from spreading further.

But it’s not true, neither the threat is over yet.

However, the kill switch has just slowed down the infection rate.

Moreover, multiple security researchers have claimed that more samples of WannaCry are in the wild without ‘kill-switch’ domain connect function, referred as WannaCry 2.0, and still infecting unpatched computers worldwide.
So far, over 213,000 computers across 99 countries around the world have been infected, and the infection is still rising even hours after the kill switch was triggered by the 22-years-old British security researcher behind the twitter handle ‘MalwareTech….’

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