Ars Technica: Tuesday’s massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much worse

Ars Technica: Tuesday’s massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much worse. “Tuesday’s massive outbreak of malware that shut down computers around the world has been almost universally blamed on ransomware, which by definition seeks to make money by unlocking data held hostage only if victims pay a hefty fee. Now, some researchers are drawing an even bleaker assessment—that the malware was a wiper with the objective of permanently destroying data.”

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