Wannacry timeline: How it happened and the industry response to ransomware attack

From the day of the attack to the fall out and official statements about what happened, we break it all down. On Friday, May 12, the UK’s National Health Service was knocked offline by a massive ransomware attack known at the time as the Wanna Decryptor (later dubbed WannaCry). Within 24 hours, a 22-year-old UK researcher found a 'kill switch' to slow down the global attack, which at that point had affected about 100 countries. By May 15 the number...