Darknet Diaries
Darknet Diaries
Sep 1, 2020
73: WannaCry
47 min

It is recommend to listen to episodes 53 “Shadow Brokers”71 “FDFF”, and 72 “Bangladesh Bank Heist” before listening to this one.

In May 2017 the world fell victim to a major ransomware attack known as WannaCry. One of the victims was UK’s national health service. Security researchers scrambled to try to figure out how to stop it and who was behind it.

Thank you to John Hultquist from FireEye and thank you to Matt Suiche founder of Comae.


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