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Global Malware Campaign WannaCry is Affecting Bitcoin’s Price

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Global Malware Campaign WannaCry is Affecting Bitcoin’s Price

Introduction

This article was posted on Saturday, 17:21, UTC.

As CCN earlier reported, WannaCry has infected more than 36 000 computers. Users of affected machines are prompted with the following screen: The malware WannaCry automatically encrypts files on the computer and demands the user to send $300 in bitcoin to a particular bitcoin address. https://twitter.com/JakubKroustek/status/863045197663490053 For the last weeks, we have seen a dramatic surge in cyptocurrency prices with bitcoin leading the way. The first thing I reacted to when I read other news articles about WannaCry was the press’ immediate “conclusion” that this is a targeted attack on multiple governments (even Russia is hit). I do not believe that’s the…

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