#INFOSEC17 Malwarebytes: WannaCry was Amateur Attackers Using Sophisticated Exploit

By Dan Raywood

The WannaCry ransomware was ‘amateur’, but using a sophisticated exploit was the reason for its success.

Speaking to Infosecurity at Infosecurity Europe, Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynsk said that anything paired with this exploit would have enabled a successful attack. “I think WannaCry was tame compared to what it could have been, if it had happened faster than the month it took from leak to attack we would have been in deep trouble,” he said.

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