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

  • From Category5 Technology TV S10E35
  • 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.

This video is provided free of charge. If you enjoy what we do, please consider becoming a Patron so we can continue offering more great content.
Support This Free Content

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.

You May Also Enjoy


Technology TV
Episode 666 Live:

Twitter Posts

Login to Category5

Error message here!

Hide Error message here!

Forgot your password?

Register on Category5

Error message here!

Error message here!

Hide Error message here!

Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create a new password.

Error message here!

Back to log-in