Thursday, June 1, 2017

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



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Contrary to original reports, the majority of computers WannaCry-infected PCs were not in fact running Microsoft's outdated Windows XP, but actually Windows 7, according to a recent Kaspersky Lab analysis.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