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Old 05-15-2017, 11:36 AM
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I don't think it spreads by phishing as some previously thought, because of the speed at which it spreads. And most people actually do identify the phishing emails well.

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Originally Posted by PeppermintPatty View Post
And it turns out that the virus doesn't do anything if it finds that the domain exists -- probably an intentional kill switch.
Also, the guy that stopped (the first round of) wannacrypt says he doesn't believe now that that was a kill switch, but rather, just a poorly-coded anti-analysis. More rounds of campaigns could start this week, but he did win some time for people to patch their computers.
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