By: Preston Curry
Publication: The Community Banker, Summer 2017
A specific type of malware named WannaCry made international headlines in May after achieving an unprecedented infection rate. Using EternalBlue, a recently leaked tool from the US Intelligence community, it installed malicious software that encrypted files then required victims to pay a ransom to restore them. The timing of this tool’s release and subsequent use in such a widespread event has taught – and retaught - network administrators around the globe to revisit the basic lessons of security.