In an outstanding thought piece over at SecurityCurrent, Cybersecurity Attorney Mark Rasch answers questions revolving around the latest Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) related code exploit WannaCry (and it's minor variant dubbed WannaCry 2.0); more specifically - are lawsuits a reasonable method to mitigate or transfer the risk of Ransomware Attacks like WannaCry.. Hat Tip to Gadi Evron, Founder and CEO at Cymmetria. Today's MustRead.
"update: A minor variant of the virus has been found, it looks to have had the killswitch hexedited out. Not done by recompile so probably not done by the original malware author. On the other hand that is the only change: the encryption keys are the same, the bitcoin addresses are the same. On the other hand it is corrupt so the ransomware aspect of it doesn't work - it only propagates." - via Rain-1 on GitHub