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Global ransomware attack was meant to be destructive, not collect money

by Chris Bing • 6 months ago

Petya effectively demolishes a key function of the victim computer's boot process even before a victim has the chance to read any ransom demands.

U.S. universities race to contain WannaCry ransomware, officials say

by Cassandra Stephenson • 7 months ago

At least five American universities have been impacted by the global ransomware virus known as “WannaCry,” CyberScoop learned today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity College, University of Washington and North Dakota State University confirmed Tuesday that computers connected to university networks were infected by the virus, while University of Maine denied widespread infection on the Orono campus.

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