More than a year after it first struck, WannaCry is still one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date. It cost the global economy billions of dollars, although the impact goes far beyond the money. While companies incurred substantial monetary damages, WannaCry is the clearest example of the physical impact a malware attack can have on critical infrastructure, such as rail systems and hospitals.
It’s important to understand the longer-term effects of WannaCry on the cyber ecosystem, and what security professionals should be aware of, because as malware becomes more sophisticated, we’ll likely see “WannaCry 2.0” at some point.
Read more about how this type of looming cyber threat has become the “new normal” in today’s world, and what we can do to better protect against such threats in the future, on DarkReading.