Why WannaCry ransomware is still a threat to your PC
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Over 18 months after it first caused chaos by encrypting hundreds of thousands of PCs around the world, WannaCry ransomware is very much still alive, with the percentage of infection attempts actually higher than it was this time last year.
Figures from Kasperky Lab’s threat report for Q3 2018 say that WannaCry tops the list of the most widespread cryptor families, with attempted attacks against 74,621 of the security firm’s users across the globe between July and September. However, researchers do note that the overall numbers for ransomware this year are lower than they were for 2017, so Wannacry attacks were a bigger slice of a smaller pie.
Read more about the findings of the new Kaspersky report on ZDNet.