Thursday, June 1, 2017

The dreaded 'Blue Screen of Death' helped save some PCs from massive ransomware hack

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Lulz.

While the WannaCry ransomware that swept across the world and crippled hundreds of thousands of PCs ransomware last month isn't really a laughing matter, what is hilarious is how Windows' infamous, dreaded, face-meltingly awful "Blue Screen of Death"—the error message that appears after a PC's crashed—managed to prevent computers from being infected.

Contrary to original reports, the majority of computers WannaCry-infected PCs were not in fact running Microsoft's outdated Windows XP, but actually Windows 7, according to a recent Kaspersky Lab analysis. Read more...

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