Thread: WannaCry
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:36 PM
kadsura kadsura is offline
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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.

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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