#WannaCry #WCry Ransomware: an International Cyber Threat

WannaCry, also known as WCry, WNCry, WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r, and Wanna Decrypt0r, is widely touted as the world’s first ransomworm (i.e., a type of ransomware with the ability to self-propagate without user intervention or interaction). Its reach has been of epidemic proportions worldwide. The “success” of the WannaCry ransomware is based upon one tried and true fact: many individuals and organizations do not patch their systems in a timely manner. The WannaCry ransomware has the capability to spread from machine-to-machine on...