CYBER ATTACK – UIWIX AND WANNACRY USE THE SAME WINDOWS FLAW

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Not a day without its ransomware type cyberattack? It is now the Chinese authorities who warn users after discovering a new ransomware type virus named UIWIX. This virus was detected last week by the Danish firm of cyber security Heimdal Security.

The virus uses the same flaw in the Windows operating system as that used by WannaCry and spreads in the same way from one machine to another. It also has the same effects: data encryption and ransom demand by hackers.

After infecting 200,000 machines around the world, the ransomware attack is developing rapidly.

The fact that the alert is given by the Chinese authorities is not innocent, as the software not updated, or even counterfeit are widespread in the country.

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