There have been almost 1 billion WannaCry infections, and they're still growing

Tom Allen
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If it hadn't been neutralised, the malware would have cost tens of billions of dollars, says Kryptos Logic

WannaCry was perhaps the most impactful cyber attack to hit the world in history, affecting thousands of organisations, including hospitals, banks and factories. Marcus Hutchins, a researcher emplo...

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