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decryption utility for WannaCry is released

Accepted submission by butthurt at 2017-05-19 01:16:56
Security

Various news outlets report the release of
Wannakey [github.com], a decryption utility for files encrypted by the WannaCry [wikipedia.org] ransomware. According to the author of the software, it "has only been tested and known to work under Windows XP."

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previous stories:
"Biggest Ransomware Attack in History" Hits Around 100 Countries, Disrupts UK's NHS [soylentnews.org]
WannaCrypt Ransomware Variant -- Lacking Kill Switch -- Seen in Wild [Updated] [soylentnews.org]


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