WannaCry Virus Takes Down Traffic Lights and Speed Cameras in Australia

June 22, 2017

Via: Softpedia

The WannaCry ransomware keeps making victims, and this time it appears that the virus has even managed to take down a bunch of traffic lights and speed cameras in Australia.

Based on an exploit stolen from the NSA by hacking group Shadow Brokers, the WannaCry malware locks down systems by encrypting files and asking for a ransom to decrypt them. Microsoft has already delivered patches for all Windows versions earlier this year, but outdated systems remain vulnerable.

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