Beware of WannaCry copycats: LG service centers experience ransomware attack

by Derek Kortepeter
Sept. 1, 2017 2 comments TechGenix ransomware

As I have noted in the past, it is quite common for popular malware to experience various alterations by malicious coders. This could mean that the original virus code is expanded upon, or it could also mean that there are copycat viruses that mimic the original threat. Security researchers are noticing this trend with ransomware, especially with WannaCry copycats that mimic the infamous ransomware. Not only is the original WannaCry still a threat, but security divisions at major companies especially have to contend with the reality of WannaCry copycats. The most recent example of this is an attack on LG service centers in South Korea. As Shin Ji-Hye reported in The Korea Herald, LG’s “service centers were attacked by ransomware” and as a result “the firm reported the case to the state-run Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) that day, after halting use of the devices.”

http://techgenix.com/wannacry-copycats

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2flash 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I've heard about the LG ransomware attack, but this presentation helped me finding out a lot of things that I did not know about it.

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Steven Ulm 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Every Ransomware attack has a dozen copycats. That's because "the model" worked just fine...

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