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WannaCry ransomware still alive!

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The WannaCry ransomware still alive and has infected Honda Motor Company and 55 speed and traffic light cameras in Australia.

It was a hard attack for many organizations all over the world, a new ransomware attack called ‘WannaCry’ is spreading by exploiting the SMB vulnerability and is encrypting files and changing the extensions to .wnry, .wcry, .wncry and .wncrypt. that started its attack against hospitals across the UK before spreading across the globe.

Honda Motor Corporation published a report this week, the company said that it was forced to stop its production for longer than 24 hours at one of the Japan-based factories after discovering that the WannaCry infections in factory networks.

It seems that the operating systems within the Honda network were out of date and it did not install the latest critical patch that has been released by Microsoft.

Another victim of the recent WannaCry ransomware was detected in Australia, the Police verified that the WannaCry has hit 55 red light cameras and speed cameras in Victoria.

“A system patch has been applied, which prevents the spread of the virus,” a Justice and Regulation spokesperson said.

“The Department is in the process of removing the virus from the affected cameras. The remaining sites will be rectified in the next couple of days.

“The software virus has not impacted the accuracy of the camera system. All infringements during this period have been captured correctly, and no infringements have been affected by the virus.”

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