Windows 10: WannaCrypt Ransomeware

  1. dencal's Avatar
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       16 May 2017 #1

    WannaCrypt Ransomeware


    WannaCrypt Ransomeware in action...live video.

    WannaCry Ransomware in Action | NSA Exploit based - YouTube
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  2. Fafhrd's Avatar
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       16 May 2017 #2

    The video shows the supposedly safe Windows 10 being hijacked by Wanacrypt in a vm.

    How's that work then?
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  3. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       16 May 2017 #3

    Sounds to me like that VM isn't patched if I understand the video correctly.
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  4.    16 May 2017 #4

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    The video shows the supposedly safe Windows 10 being hijacked by Wanacrypt in a vm.

    How's that work then?
    It's clearly an older version of Windows 10. If you look in the bottom right taskbar, you see the notification icon to the left of the clock, this change was made a very long time ago (don't remember exactly when.. pre-AU? That's probably an original release Windows 10.

    The exploit was only patched a few months ago.
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  5.    16 May 2017 #5

    Interesting - in that video, it shows the UAC popping up for the command to delete all shadow copies. Usually infections will run this silently. But, it's something to note: if someone does get infected, and they're paying attention to the UAC and don't allow it, they will be able to recover using shadow copies.

    Also note that the encryption has already been done by the time the AV throws a warning.
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Source: Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks MSRC See also: WannaCrypt ransomware worm targets out-of-date systems Windows Security
Article here: Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks Microsoft Customer Guidance - Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks MSRC
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