[VIDEO] WannaCry And NotPetya Explained

Today in the Evolve IT Lab, Lachie and Ben take a deep dive into a pair of ransomware attacks that changed everything.  WannaCry and NotPetya were part the next generation malware - built to destroy.The malware that caught everyone off guard with a two-punch combo - first it installed a worm to spread across an organisations network followed by installing a ransomware that rendered the host unusable.

The ransomware worm circulated rapidly through a number of computer networks in May of 2017. After infecting Windows computers, it encrypts files on the PC's hard drive, making them inaccessible for users to access, then demands a ransom payment in bitcoin in order to decrypt them.

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Posted by Lachie Dixon

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