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WannaCry: More pain ahead as hackers threaten to sell ransomware code

The fast-spreading cyber extortion campaign has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide


Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked US hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry “ransomware” attack warned it would release more malicious code. The fast-spreading cyber extortion campaign, which has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide since Friday, eased for second day on Tuesday, but the identity and motive of its creators remain unknown. The attack includes elements that belong to the US National Security Agency and were leaked online last month. Shadow Brokers, the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 07:56 IST