On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented cyberattack affected approximately 200,000 computers across 150 countries. By exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, a combined worm/ransomware attack called WannaCry shut down hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded payment in order to regain access.

In episode 5 of our AppSec in Review podcast, Evan Schuman and Veracode's Brian Fitzgerald discuss this unique attack and its implications.

Listen to this discussion for:

  • An overview of the attack and what makes it unique
  • Best practices for preventing these types of attacks – in the long and short term
  • Details on how to recover from WannaCry
  • Thoughts on what WannaCry indicates about the future of cyberattacks and cybersecurity

Suzanne is part of the content team at Veracode, working to create resources that shed light on AppSec problems and solutions. 

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