Author shuts down EternalRocks worm that could have out-damaged WannaCry

Tom Allen
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EternalRocks uses the same NSA exploit as WannaCry - and more
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EternalRocks uses the same NSA exploit as WannaCry - and more

The developer of a worm using four different NSA exploits to spread has thrown in the towel

Just days after first being discovered, the author of a new worm that had the potential to spread faster and farther than WannaCry appears to have called it quits. ‘EternalRocks' is a combination of...

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