WannaCry ransomware: researcher halts its spread by registering domain for $10.69
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WannaCry ransomware: researcher halts its spread by registering domain for $10.69

Last year the Internet was taken down by cyber criminals through a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) attack using the infamous Mirai malware. But last Friday afternoon, almost 99 countries including Russia, UK, USA and Australia became victims of a worldwide mass cyber-attack that has been reported to have caused major disruptions to systems that were being used by hospitals, companies, and other institutions.

WannaCry ransomware –  hitting world right now uses NSA windows exploit
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WannaCry ransomware – hitting world right now uses NSA windows exploit

Earlier today, a massive ransomware campaign hit computer systems of hundreds of private companies and public organizations across the globe – which is believed to be the most massive ransomware delivery campaign to date. The Ransomware in question has been identified as a variant of ransomware known as WannaCry (also known as ‘Wana Decrypt0r,’ ‘WannaCryptor’ or ‘WCRY’).