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May 13, 2017, 03:54:25 AM
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Today’s widely reported WannaCry ransomware attack is widespread, growing and has already yielded ~USD$12k in profits according to a Bitcoin Who’s Who analysis of the BTC addresses involved. On May 12 the 3 bitcoin addresses known to be receiving extortion payments show receipt of 6.49372428 BTC in 39 separate transactions with ransom varying between .15 to .30 BTC each. None of the balances have been moved to new bitcoin addresses since receipt.

Read more http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/blog/2017/05/12/wannacry-ransomware-extorts-33-payments-worth-6-93-btc-so-far-today/
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May 13, 2017, 03:56:06 AM
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If these guys get their 1000's of BTC they are demanding from the NHS they will likely be the ones selling it to them, then receiving it back to their wallets before reselling it on the market. IDK.

Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

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May 13, 2017, 05:09:44 AM
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Today’s widely reported WannaCry ransomware attack is widespread, growing and has already yielded ~USD$12k in profits according to a Bitcoin Who’s Who analysis of the BTC addresses involved. On May 12 the 3 bitcoin addresses known to be receiving extortion payments show receipt of 6.49372428 BTC in 39 separate transactions with ransom varying between .15 to .30 BTC each. None of the balances have been moved to new bitcoin addresses since receipt.

Read more http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/blog/2017/05/12/wannacry-ransomware-extorts-33-payments-worth-6-93-btc-so-far-today/

It is showing up all over my news feeds as you pay $300 in Bitcoin or your data will be erased then woops your files have been encrypted 3 days to pay or else your price will be doubled.

It really sucks to be in the UK their hospital servers were broken into because they don't put much into security or updating but Bitcoin malware has been a known vector for a while the ones that bought the auction deal from the shadowbrokers knew how to maximize their return the problem is that the servers are not updated else this would not be as bad. This was an old FBI tool only hits non-patched pcs wannacry indeed.
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May 13, 2017, 05:34:54 AM
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Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

why? only because a bunch of incompetent don't know what a malicious email is and click on "ifyouclickhereistealyourbitcoin.com", if they are base their decision on this

they don't have a clue what bitcoin is about, which is not about criminal activity and don't deserve to approve it

anyway these balance are very low amount, i doubt someone like the ETF care about this thing
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May 13, 2017, 05:37:30 AM
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Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

why? only because a bunch of incompetent don't know what a malicious email is and click on "ifyouclickhereistealyourbitcoin.com", if they are base their decision on this

they don't have a clue what bitcoin is about, which is not about criminal activity and don't deserve to approve it

anyway these balance are very low amount, i doubt someone like the ETF care about this thing

Oh yes, I am sure that the regulators don't care if the 'currency' looking to get an ETF was just used in the largest ransomware exploit of all time.

I'm sure the fact that England's NHS was put on lock-down preventing patients from receiving care will not factor into their decision whatsoever.

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May 13, 2017, 05:43:11 AM
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Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

why? only because a bunch of incompetent don't know what a malicious email is and click on "ifyouclickhereistealyourbitcoin.com", if they are base their decision on this

they don't have a clue what bitcoin is about, which is not about criminal activity and don't deserve to approve it

anyway these balance are very low amount, i doubt someone like the ETF care about this thing

Na this virus was advanced it detected vulnerable computers in a network and automatically infected them without a user needing to do anything.
Basically once inside a system it spreads like a bloom.

But true enough it takes one incompetent to compromise the network, sucks to be SYSADMIN that said it was targeted.

"On one occasion a computer in the United States was compromised but, following infection, an uninstaller was launched within hours, which may indicate this victim was infected unintentionally," Symantec noted.
The malware contained logs documenting changes that closely mirrored such records in Vault7 malware, the firm claimed.

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Unlike many other malicious programs, this one has the ability to move around a network by itself. Most others rely on humans to spread by tricking them into clicking on an attachment harbouring the attack code.

By contrast, once WannaCry is inside an organisation it will hunt down vulnerable machines and infect them too. This perhaps explains why its impact is so public - because large numbers of machines at each victim organisation are being compromised.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39553241
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39901382

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May 13, 2017, 03:06:09 PM
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How does the ransomware actually work?

I cannot see how the payment could be connected back to the person who paid it, as all payments seem to go to just 3 Bitcoin addresses.  Also $300 means different amounts of Bitcoin would be sent by different people.  

It looks as if you pay up you have done your money.  There appears to be no way the ransom people can connect a PC to the payment.  
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May 13, 2017, 03:09:15 PM
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If these guys get their 1000's of BTC they are demanding from the NHS they will likely be the ones selling it to them, then receiving it back to their wallets before reselling it on the market. IDK.

Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.
That ETF portion doesn't even make sense. Why would the ETF not be approved because there are some people who clicked on something they shouldn't have or got everyone's machines infected by bringing something in? Considering that they were only asking for $300 it shows it wasn't a targeted attack and was a generic ransomware that infected their systems.
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May 13, 2017, 03:11:13 PM
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If these guys get their 1000's of BTC they are demanding from the NHS they will likely be the ones selling it to them, then receiving it back to their wallets before reselling it on the market. IDK.

Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.
That ETF portion doesn't even make sense. Why would the ETF not be approved because there are some people who clicked on something they shouldn't have or got everyone's machines infected by bringing something in? Considering that they were only asking for $300 it shows it wasn't a targeted attack and was a generic ransomware that infected their systems.

It was already going to be turned down because bitcoins can't be regulated. It wasn't going to be approved and this doesn't change that decision in any way.
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May 13, 2017, 03:15:05 PM
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Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

why? only because a bunch of incompetent don't know what a malicious email is and click on "ifyouclickhereistealyourbitcoin.com", if they are base their decision on this

they don't have a clue what bitcoin is about, which is not about criminal activity and don't deserve to approve it

anyway these balance are very low amount, i doubt someone like the ETF care about this thing
Why no one is crying how much fiat money is stolen everyday from banks using the same old phishing method:
Fake banking websites designed by phishers, links are usually distributed via email spam as well.

https://www.fraudhelpdesk.org/fake-banking-websites-designed-phishers/

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May 13, 2017, 03:19:46 PM
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Sketchy. The ETF is 100% sure to be disapproved.

why? only because a bunch of incompetent don't know what a malicious email is and click on "ifyouclickhereistealyourbitcoin.com", if they are base their decision on this

they don't have a clue what bitcoin is about, which is not about criminal activity and don't deserve to approve it

anyway these balance are very low amount, i doubt someone like the ETF care about this thing
Really it's shocking that they've only received such a tiny amount of Bitcoin in ransom payments.  I would expect it to be upwards of 50 Bitcoin by now if they've really infected the amount of computers people seem to be saying they are, especially since it would cost a lot more than $300 in Bitcoin to replace most of those computers and people need their sensitive files.

As for networks like the NHS, even if a file is very suspicious there are thousands of people who could click on it.  When they're as vulnerable as they were, someone was bound to get them a virus eventually.

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May 13, 2017, 03:22:22 PM
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Today’s widely reported WannaCry ransomware attack is widespread, growing and has already yielded ~USD$12k in profits according to a Bitcoin Who’s Who analysis of the BTC addresses involved. On May 12 the 3 bitcoin addresses known to be receiving extortion payments show receipt of 6.49372428 BTC in 39 separate transactions with ransom varying between .15 to .30 BTC each. None of the balances have been moved to new bitcoin addresses since receipt.

Read more http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/blog/2017/05/12/wannacry-ransomware-extorts-33-payments-worth-6-93-btc-so-far-today/

They say it's the largest ransomware attack ever made, NSA is guilty of this because hackers apparently used their tools to spread it. https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt
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May 13, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
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The WannaCry Ransomware Attack is up to 14.08007493 BTC on 92 payments as of 11:30am ET on May 13. Balance has more than doubled in 12 hours to ~USD$25k. Coincidence BTC hits all-time high while people are scrambling to pay this ransom?
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May 13, 2017, 03:49:51 PM
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They say it's the largest ransomware attack ever made, NSA is guilty of this because hackers apparently used their tools to spread it. https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt

No. The NSA is not the guilty party here. Microsoft is. Security is not the primary design goal of Windows. DRM and the protection of "intellectual property", followed by up-selling are the primary design goals of Windows.

Concerned that blockchain bloat will lead to centralization? Storing less than 4 GB of data once required the budget of a superpower and a warehouse full of punched cards. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/IBM_card_storage.NARA.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card
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May 13, 2017, 03:51:23 PM
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Today’s widely reported WannaCry ransomware attack is widespread, growing and has already yielded ~USD$12k in profits according to a Bitcoin Who’s Who analysis of the BTC addresses involved. On May 12 the 3 bitcoin addresses known to be receiving extortion payments show receipt of 6.49372428 BTC in 39 separate transactions with ransom varying between .15 to .30 BTC each. None of the balances have been moved to new bitcoin addresses since receipt.

Read more http://bitcoinwhoswho.com/blog/2017/05/12/wannacry-ransomware-extorts-33-payments-worth-6-93-btc-so-far-today/

Multiple ransom payments being received on the same address? How does the malware know which systems to decrypt and which not to?
After sending the ransom payment, are you supposed to send a mail?

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May 13, 2017, 04:12:57 PM
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They say it's the largest ransomware attack ever made, NSA is guilty of this because hackers apparently used their tools to spread it. https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt

No. The NSA is not the guilty party here. Microsoft is. Security is not the primary design goal of Windows. DRM and the protection of "intellectual property", followed by up-selling are the primary design goals of Windows.

Was Windows XP the only OS affected? Or the newest ones too?
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May 13, 2017, 04:28:43 PM
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Was Windows XP the only OS affected? Or the newest ones too?

The newer ones are also affected. The difference is that Windows XP was not patched. Windows XP by the way still accounts for over 7% of market share This also illustrates a significant additional failing in the proprietary software business model. When the manufacturer chooses to no longer support the proprietary software nobody else can. This creates an additional breeding ground for malware infarctions.


Concerned that blockchain bloat will lead to centralization? Storing less than 4 GB of data once required the budget of a superpower and a warehouse full of punched cards. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/IBM_card_storage.NARA.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card
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May 13, 2017, 04:50:28 PM
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They say it's the largest ransomware attack ever made, NSA is guilty of this because hackers apparently used their tools to spread it. https://intel.malwaretech.com/botnet/wcrypt

No. The NSA is not the guilty party here. Microsoft is. Security is not the primary design goal of Windows. DRM and the protection of "intellectual property", followed by up-selling are the primary design goals of Windows.

Was Windows XP the only OS affected? Or the newest ones too?

Most of the affected systems had Windows XP (perhaps more than 90%). It was quite irresponsible from the part of Microsoft to end their support for Windows XP. The severity of this particular attack could have been significantly reduced if there was support.

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May 13, 2017, 05:19:31 PM
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Just found this on the internet.

Quick security tip: disable SMB to prevent WannaCry.

Search windows features, then uncheck SMB, click ok and restart your PC.
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May 13, 2017, 05:39:16 PM
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Just found this on the internet.

Quick security tip: disable SMB to prevent WannaCry.

Search windows features, then uncheck SMB, click ok and restart your PC.

Sure and kill networking with other Windows computers? Also the malware is also spread via email.

Concerned that blockchain bloat will lead to centralization? Storing less than 4 GB of data once required the budget of a superpower and a warehouse full of punched cards. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/IBM_card_storage.NARA.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punched_card
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