New variant of WannaCry ransomware is able to infect 3,600 computers per hour


A new variant of the WannaCry ransomware strain started to infect computers on Monday, according to cyber security company Check Point Software Technologies. The Israeli company managed to stop new attacks by activating a “kill switch” in the software.

The security researchers discovered the new variant of the WannaCry at about 7 a.m. New York time on Monday (11:00 GMT), as it was infecting computers at a rate of about 1 connection per second, or 3,600 computers per hour.

Check Point Software experts registered Check Point Software domain and activated new kill switch that saved thousands of to-be WannaCry victims.

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