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WannaCry ransomware is dormant on thousands of computers

January 1, 2019, By Hemant Saxena

 

The latest reports on WannaCry ransomware suggests the malware continues to remain a potent threat. Even after a year of its outbreak, WannaCry ransomware has not been eradicated completely. It is currently dormant and therefore, still has the potential to affect the businesses worldwide.

 

WannaCry ransomware

 

WannaCry still residing on computers

 

Soon after its discovery, the WannaCry ransomware infection had quickly become widespread. It disrupted hospitals in the UK before it was finally contained by an accidental discovery of a so-called kill switch. It stopped WannaCry from spreading within a few days of its discovery.

 

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