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WannaCry Successor Is New ‘Doomsday’ SMB Worm That Uses 7 NSA Hacking Tools

Author: Security Experts / Source: Information Security Buzz

News broke today of follow-up worm to the WannaCry malware was used in a global cyber-attack last Friday. WannaCry used a pair of NSA hacking tools to spread and install malware, EternalRocks has a further five NSA tools in its malicious toolbox, making a total of seven. This makes it more dangerous in terms of being able to potentially infect more PCs in an even swifter manner than WannaCry managed. IT security experts from One Identity, FireMon and commented below.

Andrew Clarke, EMEA Director at One Identity:

“As with all the challenges facing interconnected business infrastructures, a new worm is no surprise and is to be expected; a diligent and pro-active IT team will already have controlled and managed open communication ports; scanned their managed computer systems for dormant malware and patched everything they can – but a reality is that that is always going to be an element of risk; the unforeseen and unexpected. Continuing to improve; looking at access policies; considering who has access and how they access their systems; is one step to keep ahead. Managing privileged accounts for example is one practice that enables an IT team to gain better control over their environments and keep malicious threats at bay. Getting to a position which defends their own domain as effectively as they can; will cause the threats to go elsewhere.”

Paul Calatayud, Chief Technology Officer at FireMon:

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