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Wannacry

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:30 pm
by MemeOS
Alright. time too steal Nknights thunder, discuss Wannacry here. and has anybody here been hit?

Re: Wannacry

Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 pm
by nknight
what on earth is wannacry? Also how dare you steal my thunder.

Re: Wannacry

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:37 pm
by Steve
nknight wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 pm
what on earth is wannacry? Also how dare you steal my thunder.
It's a ransomware

Re: Wannacry

Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:56 pm
by nknight
Steve wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 7:37 pm
nknight wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 pm
what on earth is wannacry? Also how dare you steal my thunder.
It's a ransomware
should I report this to Michael

Re: Wannacry

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 2:33 pm
by nknight
For those of you that are on XP or Vista and are concerned your going to get infected with WannaCry, Microsoft pushed put an security update for XP and Vista so you hopefully won't get infected with WannaCry.

Re: Wannacry

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:32 am
by TheCanadianToast
Yes. I heard about the Wannacry Ransomware outbreak that has happened. No, I did not get hit by it. However, it is dangerous. It encrypts your files like normal ransomware. BUT, Wannacry is different. Wannacry can go through your network using an SMB exploit looking for new computers to infect and will send it's way over there and encrypt files to that vulnerable computer that has not gotten the SMB exploit patch released by Microsoft to Windows Update. More information on what SMB is here, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block That is how WannaCry infected a hospital computer network in the United Kingdom, for example. Ouch.

Screenshot of Wannacry's Decrytor Window taken from Wikipedia down below:

More information of the Wannacry Ransomware on Wikipedia here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ ... are_attack

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