Wana Decrypt0r Ransomware Using NSA Exploit Leaked by Shadow Brokers Is on a RampageMay 12, 2017 – 4:46 PM
Ransomware scum are using an SMB exploit leaked by the Shadow Brokers last month to fuel a massive ransomware outbreak that exploded online today, making victims all over the world in huge numbers.
The ransomware’s name is WCry, but is also referenced online under various names, such as WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wana Decrypt0r. As everybody keeps calling it “Wana Decrypt0r,” this is the name we’ll use in this article, but all are the same thing, which is version 2.0 of the lowly and unimpressive WCry ransomware that first appeared in March.
Activity from this ransomware family was almost inexistent prior to today’s sudden explosion when the number of victims skyrocketed in a few hours.