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You wannacry, don’t you?

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It has been a frustrating month for all IT executives around the globe. They were faced with the most devastating attack on IT systems that they had ever seen. This attack, different from many known cyberattacks, hit everybody where it really hurts: data. The worm called “wannacry” spread from one computer on the net to another, encrypted important files, and would only delete them unless a ransom was paid.

According to Wikipedia, once installed, wannacry uses the EternalBlue exploit and DoublePulsar backdoor developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to spread through local networks and remote hosts, which have not been updated with the most recent security updates yet, to directly infect any exposed systems. A “critical” patch had been issued by........

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