WannaCry was the very first ransomware to take the whole world by storm, infecting several hundred thousand people in a single day. Some reports say the damage could be up to $4 billion. Luckilym a security researcher in England managed to discover a kill switch domain, which was all anyone needed to disable it. Further analysis shows that the kill switch domain has received over 10 million different connections since it was made available, suggesting WannaCry could have been even more destructive. Destruction Zone: 150+ countries
The worldwide Accellion #cyberattacks appear to have originated from the infamous Clop #ransomware gang. https://wbrt.io/2P5E1Ln
Our #BrightCloud Threat Intelligence associated the IP address of the SolarWind's Orion update with a botnet in the summer of last year.
A properly configured security tool using our #threatintelligence data would have blocked comms with the C&C server. https://wbrt.io/3aQsjv7