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How We’re Responding to the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

How We’re Responding to the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On Friday, May 12th, a massive ransomware attack hit computer systems at private companies and public organizations around the world. Some sources say WannaCry—also known as WannaCrypt, Wanna Decrypter or WCry—is the largest ransomware delivery operation to date.

The cyberattack hit more than 300,000 computers by midday on May 15, according to a White House briefing by Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert. Users in more than 150 countries have been confronted with a screen demanding...