More and more, information security seems to be about finding someone to blame for the latest crisis.

The blame game was in full gear within hours of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, and even after a few days there’s still a lot of anger to go around. People want heads to roll, but that won’t help contain the current damage or spur improvements to minimize the impact of future attacks.The WannaCry ransomware successfully infected so many machines because it crafted the malware to use multiple infection vectors, including traditional phishing, remote desktop protocol (RDP), and a vulnerability in the SMB protocol.
It took advantage of the fact that people don’t always recognize phishing links, and that many systems aren’t running the latest versions of applications or the operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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