On May 12, the now-familiar threat of ransomware took the offensive, as more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries were encrypted for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications systems, governments, banks and more. Known as “WannaCry,” the ransomware demanded 300 bitcoin in exchange for decryption. The attack exploited known vulnerabilities in an older version of Microsoft Windows – vulnerabilities that could have been avoided with recent patches.
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