Wannacry is going viral with over 237,000 computers infection across 99 countries. Even though the kill switch has been triggered by the 22-years-old British security researcher behind the twitter handle ‘MalwareTech’, the infection is increasing at alarming rate.
Meanwhile, Matthieu Suiche, a security researcher, has confirmed that there is a new new WannaCry variant with a different domain for kill-switch function
The newly discovered WannaCry variant works exactly like the previous variant but the kill switch which was activated for the earlier variant will not be working for this
Since the kill-switch feature was in the SMB worm, not in the ransomware module itself., “WannaCrypt ransomware was spread normally long before this and will be long after, what we stopped was the SMB worm variant,” MalwareTech told The Hacker News.
Input via: The Hacker News