White House: WannaCry Ransomware Worm Slows – But Still Lurks in Wild

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Everybody who depends on digital information systems, which is everybody, saw a few glimpses of silver lining from the WannaCry ransomware attack that took the planet by storm Friday.

For one thing, the attacks slowed, and there was no massive second wave. “The good news is, the infection rates have slowed over the weekend,” Tom Bossert, President Trump’s homeland security advisor, told reporters today.  As of mid-afternoon, Bossert said, the attack had affected about 300,000 computers and systems in 150 nations – not dramatically worse than Sunday, when Europol reported that 200,000 computers in 150 nations had been frozen.

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