WannaCry and ChannelCenter's Security Vendor Integrations, Bitdefender and Kaspersky

[fa icon='calendar'] May 16, 2017 3:50:08 PM / by Matthew Renaud posted in Security, Ransomware, Bitdefender, Kaspersky

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The recent WannaCry ransomware sent the world into a panic, starting on Friday 12 May 2017 and infecting more than 230 000 computers in 150 countries, with the software demanding ransom payments in bitcoin in 28 languages.

Thanks to web security researcher 'MalwareTech' finding a kill switch and registering a website that was mentioned in the code of the ransomware, the spread of infection slowed and has subsequently been brought under control, as Microsoft rushed to patch an existing security vulnerability as well.

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