I’m just now hearing about this myself, though the product team at Meraki just released an interesting piece about the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. For those who are unfamiliar, ransomware is a malicious software that takes all the data on your computer and encrypts it, holding all of your data hostage until you pay to have your data released back to you (hence the name).┬áThe entire transaction can be conducted directly from the software itself, meaning it can be deployed to millions of machines generating huge amounts of money for the jerks that wrote it.

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