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Why Was the WannaCry Attack Such a Big Deal?

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Published on May 26, 2017

On Friday, May 12th, 2017, the ransomware program WannaCry started spreading to computers all over the world at an alarming rate. A couple days later, it was basically completely contained with very little damage done. So what happened?

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Sources:

https://www.cnet.com/news/wannacry-wa...
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa...
https://www.cnet.com/news/ransomware-...
https://www.symantec.com/connect/blog...
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https://www.wired.com/2017/05/acciden...
https://arstechnica.com/security/2017...
http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/16/techn...
https://www.elliptic.co/wannacry/
https://www.ft.com/content/fa5ed73a-3...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-...
https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/14/15...
https://www.wired.com/2017/05/wannacr...

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