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  • DigitalShadows weighs in on the most likely explanation: WannaCry is from an “unsophisticated” attacker

    Posted on May 19th, 2017 at 09:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I don’t use their fancy analysis technique, but the conclusion from Digital Shadows sure rings right with me:

    Though by no means definitive, we assessed that a WannaCry campaign launched by an unsophisticated cybercriminal actor was the most plausible scenario based on the information that is currently available.

    WannaCry is full of cringeworthy errors — it’s like a misguided firecracker launched by an F-22 Raptor.

    Please, if you use Windows and you haven’t patched it yet, get on the stick.

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    Home Forums DigitalShadows weighs in on the most likely explanation: WannaCry is from an “unsophisticated” attacker

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    • #116481 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      I don’t use their fancy analysis technique, but the conclusion from Digital Shadows sure rings right with me: Though by no means definitive, we assess
      [See the full post at: DigitalShadows weighs in on the most likely explanation: WannaCry is from an “unsophisticated” attacker]

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      paulo
      AskWoody Lounger

      WannaCry is full of cringeworthy errors — it’s like a misguided firecracker launched by an F-22 Raptor”

      The worrying factor here is that if the damaged caused by this incident was originated by a misguided firecracker what can an ace pilot do with another of the several F-22 Raptors still out there with their keys on…

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      • #116530 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Amen! That’s why every single article I write about WannaCry includes the admonition that folks need to get patched NOW.

        • This reply was modified 4 months ago by  woody.
      • #116658 Reply

        Ascaris
        AskWoody Lounger

        Apparently, an ace pilot can let the weapon be stolen and inflicted upon the world at large.

    • #116582 Reply

      lurks about
      AskWoody Lounger

      I forget where I saw a comment by someone say they thought WannaCry was a ‘private enterprise’ operation. The MO seems to be more inline with a hacker looking for a quick buck than a nation looking for information.

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      NetDef
      AskWoody Lounger

      Saw this today, an interesting theory that the entire WannaCry episode was bitcoin manipulation.  Argument made is fairly compelling.
      From: http://www.securityweek.com/latest-wannacry-theory-currency-manipulation

      The simple reality is that these figures would support Carson’s theory: the primary purpose of WannaCry was a deceptive means of currency manipulation. This was currency manipulation on a massive scale.

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