WannaCry and Lazarus Group – the missing link?

A few hours ago, Neel Mehta, a researcher at Google posted a mysterious message on Twitter with the #WannaCryptAttribution hashtag: The cryptic message in fact refers to a similarity between two samples that have shared code. The two samples Neel refers to in the post are: A WannaCry cryptor sample from February 2017 which looks … [Read more…]

WannaCry FAQ: What you need to know today

Friday May 12th marked the start of the dizzying madness that has been ‘WannaCry’, the largest ransomware infection in history. Defenders have been running around with their heads on fire trying to get ahead of the infection and to understand the malware’s capabilities. In the process, a lot of wires have gotten crossed and we … [Read more…]

Wanna Cry some more? Ransomware roundup special edition

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Whether you call it WannaCry, WannaCrypt, WCrypt, Wanacrypt0r, WCry, or one of the other names currently vying for the “call me this” crown, the ubiquitous ransomware which brought portions of the UK’s NHS to its knees over the weekend along with everything from train stations to ATM machines is still with us, and causing mayhem … [Read more…]