Why Wannacry Was Just a "Warm-Up"

Elad Ben-Meir

There is mounting evidence that the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks may have only been practice runs for a far more ambitious large scale attack on Western infrastructure.

The infrastructure of developed economies is becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attack as industrial control systems are linked to corporate IT networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT) brings a bewildering new array of devices to corporate networks whose security was designed only to protect PCs and laptops. These new vulnerabilities are tempting targets not only for cyber-criminals but also for state actors or even terrorists, whose goals may not be financial but rather to cause maximum disruption and damage to a targeted state.

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Source: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/