WASHINGTON: #WannaCry’ ransomware attack hit a ‘limited number’ of US companies representing many different branches of economy over the weekend DHS reports #AceNewsDesk reports – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – May.17: But NOW there is a bigger problem: Remember that “kill switch” which shut down the WannCry ransomware? Well according to a number of experts in the field it’s been removed on a NEW thus it can no longer be debilitated as before #AceNewsDesk

Researchers Find New Version Of WanaDecrypt0r Ransomware Without A Kill Switch
Published on May 13, 2017 at 12:57PM An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard: Over Friday and Saturday, samples of the malware emerged without that debilitating feature, meaning that attackers may be able to resume spreading ransomware even though a security researcher cut off the original wave. “I can confirm we’ve had versions without the kill switch domain connect since yesterday,” Costin Raiu, director of global research and analysis team at Kaspersky Lab told Motherboard on Saturday

Another researcher confirmed they have seen samples of the malware without the kill-switch.

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