Evolving towards a Homogenous Society: The Risk of the New Digital Economy

The recent WannaCry attack was interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the speed and scale of the attack was impressive. Over the course of a couple of days, hundreds of thousands of systems were affected and disrupted.

Second, it also unveiled a disturbing trend. The attack malware exploited a known vulnerability that not only had been revealed through the highly public release of stolen cyber tools, but Microsoft had also released a patch for the targeted vulnerability over two months before. Which means that the scale of the attack was…

Article Link: https://blog.fortinet.com/2017/06/14/evolving-towards-a-homogenous-society-the-risk-of-the-new-digital-economy