WannaCry: End of Year Retrospective

Last November marked the six-month anniversary of WannaCry, arguably the most impactful global cyberattack in history. The persisting WannaCry attack is a re-purposed ransomware strain amplified by (allegedly) leaked exploit code from the NSA. For previous details about the inner workings of WannaCry see our previous post. Today, the United... »


Petya, dead but still dancing

There are a few interesting things to say about the current ransomware Petya. One thing is clear, there is no “kill-switch”. After some preliminary tracking of the domains which presumably deliver the payload for its RTF (Windows document exploit) delivery system and cross referencing it to passive intelligence about the... »


WannaCry: Two Weeks and 16 Million Averted Ransoms Later

WannaCrypt, aka WannaCry, has been the Infosec story of the past couple of weeks. What was originally a humble ransomware became a newly retrofitted NSA-powered worm which spread recklessly, wreaking global havoc. Fortunately, the proliferation of WannaCry came to a standstill when one of our security researchers, MalwareTech, working to... »