Forget Ransomware–Windows Vulnerabilities Can Drive DDoS Attacks

WannyCry is still in the news. In fact, it may be a springboard for more exploits as reported in a CIO article, “Expect hackers to build off of WannaCry, Nyetya in 2018.” When it comes to Windows, to be clear, the WannaCry malware did not exploit a Windows vulnerability. WannaCry was installed by a vulnerability that[…]

Forget Ransomware — Windows Vulnerabilities Can Drive DDoS Attacks

By Dino Londis To be clear, the WannaCry malware did not exploit a Windows vulnerability. WannaCry was installed by a vulnerability that EternalBlue exploited. WannaCry is an encryption malware that was deployed because EternalBlue took advantage of Windows computers that did not have the March patch MS17-010 installed. In May global attack of Windows, the[…]