After the wave of infected computers has been mostly cleaned up and the media attention to the WannaCry attack has died down, you might be tempted to think that the worst is already over.
But you’d be wrong.
New attacks are being launched all the time and right on the heels of WannaCry there are already signs of future attacks coming.
A new attack called “Adylkuzz” is attempting to pick up where WannaCry left off and exploit the same vulnerabilities to infect computers so that it can use their resources to generate money for the attackers in the form of digital currency, in this case “Monero” which is similar to BitCoin.
And another hacking group has suggested that they are preparing to release monthly dumps of hacked information to members paying them a monthly fee.
Staying safe from cyber attacks isn’t a one-time activity. To keep safe requires vigilance, an understanding of the threats and how to protect against them, and the diligence to take the right security measures even when others have stopped thinking about security threats.
In short, cyber-security is an ongoing battle. Don’t let your guard down.
Los Angeles Times – Cyberattack Threats Remain
Press TV – WannaCry maybe dwarfed by new, mega-scale cyberattack