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