Tuesday, May 16, 2017

China hit by Wannacry, tech writers show they don't understand tech


Engadget - China hit hard by Wannacry because they use pirated software.

Yes, it was true as of Saturday that Wannacry spread so aggressively through China, India and Russia because those three countries are third-world shitholes where the entire nation runs off of one pirated copy of XP.

But then the killswitch got tripped. The worm stops spreading entirely if it connects to the killswitch website.

The reason the virus has continued to spread through China after Saturday was because their nation firewalls the killswitch website.


1 comment:

  1. You're right about the great Chinese firewall. Hadn't read that elsewhere.

    But the domain ( iuqerfsodp9ifjaposdfjhgosurijfaewrwergwea.com ) was registered on the 12th 15h08, so on Friday. Makes what you say about the Chinese internet wall even more true.

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