WannaCry ransomware, a malicious malware tool, initiated a worldwide cyber attack that was launched 12 May, 2017, infecting upwards of 200,000 computers in 99 countries asking for ransoms in the cryptocurrency bitcoin.
In nearly 30 languages the ransomware is reportedly holding its digital victim’s operating systems hostage, with a demand of a substantial amount of bitcoin equivalent to $300 in order to regain access and ownership of their own computers and networks. The attack has been deemed “The Worst Ever Recorded” attack and continues to lock up computers despite the reports of a digital cure to this vicious virus.
Tom Robinson, co-founder of Elliptic, a company that monitors and identifies illegal or illicit activities associated with anonymous Bitcoin transactions explains:
“Everyone’s efforts at the moment are being focused on getting relevant malware and getting systems up and running
Read more ... source: TheBitcoinNews
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