Which type of security vulnerability was targeted by the ransomware WannaCry and WannaCrypt?

IT Questions BankCategory: IoT SecurityWhich type of security vulnerability was targeted by the ransomware WannaCry and WannaCrypt?

Which type of security vulnerability was targeted by the ransomware WannaCry and WannaCrypt?

  • denial of service
  • phishing
  • unpatched, older versions of Windows
  • distributed denial of service

Explanation: WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware targeted unpatched, older versions of Windows. They encrypted user data and demanded ransom payments in Bitcoin. The systems that were affected by the attack were ones that did not have the latest patches applied.

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