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Old 14th May 2017, 12:06 PM
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More Wanna Cry/Wanna Crypt info: LINKY

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If your computer is running Windows 10, you're safe from this ransomware. The particular vulnerability WannaCrypt targets only exists in older versions of Windows.

If you're running Windows 8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista and you have automatic updates enabled, your computer will have downloaded protection against this vulnerability in March. Ditto for enterprise machines running Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2 or 2008. If for some reason you have updates turned off, you should find and install this software immediately. The one you're looking for is called MS17-010.

Other Windows operating systems are no longer supported and are, generally speaking, dangerous to run in an online context. Something like Windows XP, for example, has been unsupported for years and has many vulnerabilities for cybercriminals to exploit. In this particular case, Microsoft has made software available that can protect machines using these unsupported systems. If you are running Windows XP, Windows 8 or an older version of Windows Server, you can get the updates here.
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I'm always amazed at how quickly satire like this comes up after the event.

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I'm always amazed at how quickly satire like this comes up after the event.

Humans really are interesting people sometimes.
Charlie Stross' books are excellent - this satire is just his blog relaxation stuff.
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Where does Charlie Stross hail from Blackie?
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He's from Leeds, lives in Scotland.

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Global ransomware attack makes less than $US60,000 as only 209 victims choose to pay - so, basically quite fucked as a business model?

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Major cyber security firms Symantec Corp and Kaspersky Lab said they were looking into clues that may connect the global attack with programs previously attributed to North Korea.

The two companies said some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry ransomware had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies said was run by North Korea.
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Hat tip David Pope
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