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Introduction

The WannaCry ransomware attack of May 12, 2017 infected 200,000 computers across 150 countries.

Highlights

  • It also hit major corporations around the world, impacting everything from German railways to Chinese ATMs.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains how the ransomware got into environments and how it spread.
  • Describes the response from Microsoft.

Key questions answered

  • What is EternalBlue?
  • What is the SMB protocol?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • WannaCry is a wakeup call for the whole business community
  • WannaCry highlights the need for more effective threat protection and patch management regimes

Appendix

  • Author

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