This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started). Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
WannaCry ransomware continues to lurk on infected computers over a year after it first appeared
The WannaCry ransomware made its first occurrence in May 2017, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers, across 150 countries. Like other traditional ransomware variants, WannaCry encrypts files on the system’s hard drive and demands huge sums of ransom in exchange for decrypting data. Experts recently discovered that even after 18 months, WannaCry continues to be a persistent threat and lurk on vulnerable computers across the globe. Earlier this year, security researchers from Kryptos Logic registered a domain that acted as a kill switch for the ransomware component of the infection.