WannaRen ransomware author contacts security firm to share decryption key

A major ransomware outbreak hit Chinese internet users earlier this year in April. For about a week, a ransomware strain known as WannaRen made tens of thousands of victims among both home consumers and local Chinese and Taiwanese companies.

Looking back, in retrospect, four months later, WannaRen’s virality can be explained due to the fact that its code was loosely modeled after WannaCry, the ransomware strain at the heart of the May 2017 global outbreak.

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Source: ZDNey