Empowering Enterprise: WannaCry-Linked Bitcoin Wallets Emptied: Analysts

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Aug, 17

Empowering Enterprise: WannaCry-Linked Bitcoin Wallets Emptied: Analysts

Empowering Enterprise” is an ongoing Ingram Micro series published in every Wednesday’s edition of The Business Times. It aims to provide news and thought leadership on the latest developments in cloud and security.

The series is produced in partnership with the following vendors: Dropbox, Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, IBM, Progress, Symantec, Barracuda, Dell EMC, FireEye, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Menlo Security, Adobe, BitTitan, DocuSign, NSFOCUS and Veritas.

The following may contain excerpts from an article entitled “WannaCry-Linked Bitcoin Wallets Emptied: Analysts” published in The Business Times on 9 August, 2017.

Analysts have confirmed that the three Bitcoin wallets linked to the WannaCry malware, which spread malicious software to about 300,000 computers in 150 countries in May, have been emptied. Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files, making them inaccessible. The attackers then demand ransom to unlock the files.

Fortunately, with Dropbox Business, you can restore them to the time before the malware took effect. Click on the full article link below to find out what analysts have to say on the difficulty of tracking such cyber criminals and why businesses should go the extra mile to ensure that their data is always kept safe.

 

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