‘Perfect Storm’ of Conditions Helped Cyberattack Succeed by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The cyberextortion attack hitting dozens of countries spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors: a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn’t apply Microsoft’s March software fix, and a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.

Published: May 12, 2017 at 05:00PM

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