WannaCry - What ESET Wants You To Know About The Worm Attacking Windows Worldwide

  • Episode 504
  • May 17, 2017

Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher at ESET North America joins us to shed light on what makes the WannaCryptor malware so much different from past ransomware attacks: worm capabilities. We'll also learn more about the distinction between the EternalBlue code from the NSA used by WannaCry and how it helps the malware break into systems that would otherwise be protected. We'll also clear up mainstream media's reporting of Russia as a target, and discuss scenarios of WannaCry's creation, how it spreads, and whether Mac or Linux are in danger of being attacked by WannaCry.

Stephen Cobb is the author of a number of security-centred books, and serves as Senior Security Researcher at ESET.

Robbie Ferguson is the host of Category5 Technology TV. His full-time work at a computer firm includes providing security-related advice and training to companies and individuals across Canada, and offering solutions to protect against threats such as WannaCryptor and other ransomware.


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