As I mentioned in my previous post, new versions of the WannaCry ransomware have been spotted around the world. Thus far, the WannaCry ransomware virus strain has infected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries and still growing. Some sources are indicating that number is greater and is more like 300,000 computers are infected.
Analysis and security experts say the WannaCry 2.0 verion is now the work of someone else. It’s quite common, they indicate, for copycats to take advantage of a high profile and successful attacks. Also extremely alarming, Kaspersky Labs have seen WannaCry samples that don’t have the a kill switch. This allows the malware to continue to spread unchallenged. It’s believed the new strain of WannaCry 2.0 malware will infect at least another hundred thousand or more vulnerable systems over time.
WannaCry fix that may potentially decrypt infected systems
Finally some good news. French researchers have created a software fix for the WannaCry ransomware called the Wanawiki utility. This utility may potentially unlock an infected system. For the Wanawiki utility to work, the system cannot be rebooted and the Wanawiki utility needs to be ran as soon as possible. If not, the prime numbers the WannaCry ransomware uses for encrypting data files may be overwritten over time. This Wanawiki utility fix has been proven to work on infected operating systems running Windows XP up to Windows 7. Click the following link to get a copy of the Wanawiki utility fix https://github.com/gentilkiwi/wanakiwi/releases
Remember, you don’t want to be infected by this virus. The WannaCry ransomware virus strain is an extremely nasty strain of malware that locks the access to computer data and demands money to release it. At the present time, the WannaCry ransomware only infects and encrypts the computer data files on Microsoft Windows based computers. Therefore, Apply the Patches Microsoft has supplied for Windows XP up to Windows 10. Click the following link to learn more https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-security/wanna-cry-ransomware/5afdb045-8f36-4f55-a992-53398d21ed07