Tuesday’S Cyberattack Suggests Why Vintage Tech Is Scarier Than Hollywood Ai

Related: Another big malware attack ripples across the worldWith the recent malware, hackers leveraged a leaked tool called EternalBlue that was purported to belong to the NSA.
Tuesday’s attack affected major businesses, including banks, the Maersk global shipping company, FedEx and multinational law firm DLA Piper.
And then on Tuesday, the cyberattack forced the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to disconnect its computers and monitor radiation manually.
Tuesday’s attack leveraged two legitimate Windows administration features that businesses use to send data to a lot of computers on one network.
This week’s malware outbreak and last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack are just the latest examples.

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