We are obviously researching on malware and system vulnerabilities that have existed and those emerging. The recent cyber attacks have been an eye opener for us here at cod.e
After finding the reference to this domain in the Trojan’s code, the researcher registered the domain, thus suspending the attack. In the remainder of the day, the domain was addressed tens of thousands of times, which means that tens of thousands of computers were spared.
Unfortunately, there is currently no way to decrypt files that have been encrypted by WannaCry, however there are researchers right now totally dedicated to this kind of cyber threat.
The attack started on Friday, 12 May 2017, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, with the software demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in 28 languages.
These numbers all support the fact that connected media and devices are now an integral part of daily life for most people around the world. In particular, smartphones have brought connectivity to more than half of the world’s population, so it’s time for businesses, NGOs, and governments everywhere to stop thinking of digital, social, and mobile as ‘new’ or ‘emerging’ media.
The hack tricks unsuspecting users into opening infected Word documents which subsequently run malicious macros once the file has been loaded.
Those power features will likely appeal to marketers looking for trends among consumers, journalists who need to keep an eye on breaking news, and analysts tracking conversations from around the world.
By attacking business networks, servers and devices, hackers are accessing secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy.
If an attacker can control and manipulate the accounting system of the company to commit mass systems fraud, it can create more devastating and long term consequences for the company…
Bitcoin mining isn’t so much about discovering new bitcoins like a gold miner searches for gold. Bitcoin mining is all about being rewarded for validating the authenticity of pending bitcoin transactions.