back to article WannaCry is still the smallpox of infosec. But the latest strain (sort of) immunises its victims

WannaCry – the file-scrambling ransomware that infamously locked up Britain's NHS and a bunch of other organisations worldwide in May 2017 – is still a live-ish threat to this day, infosec researchers reckon. By simply observing the internet for telltale signs of the malware strain – also known as WannaCrypt – Brit security …

  1. Free treacle

    "Don't pay following a Ransomware attack"

    Please direct your sentiments to American Insurance Agencies; they're policies of paying the culprits in the hopes of recovering data have suddenly made ransomware attacks a lucrative market again

  2. Blazde Silver badge

    'Broadly Analogous'

    Another key difference is that Smallpox was famously eradicated, and WannaCry.. well, the entire point of the article is that it hasn't been.

  3. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "Install updates from trusted vendors, procure up-to-date security software from reputable outlets and don't click suspicious links."

    And make frequent backups.

    1. John Robson Silver badge

      And keep them offline, and check the restore process

  4. TheSkunkyMonk

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    for Sophos?

    6 Times you plugged em!

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