Not Cool This Malware Is More Powerful Than WannaCry

It not too long many computer and Android users were attacked by Wanncry virus which I believe some have not fully recovered from the attack. There are rumors of another Virus which will be stronger than Wanncry coming soon, research which was done by a member of the Croatian government’s computer emergency response team (CERT), has shown that a new dangerous malware which is more powerful than WannaCry.

Not Cool This Malware Is More Powerful Than WannaCry

EternalRocks is the powerful virus that was just discovered by Croatian cyber security expert Miroslav Stampar; They claim it more powerful than WannaCry, this ransomware has infected computers in more than 150 countries in mid-May. This new virus contains at least seven “exploits” that supposedly would come from the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Six of these NSA tools were used by the US agency to carry out cybersquatting actions and would have been leaked by hacking group ShadowBrokers.

According to Stamper, EternalRocks exploits the vulnerabilities in Windows regarding the SMB network protocol, using the exploits EternalBlue, EternalChampion, EternalRomance, EternalSynergy, SMBTouch, ArchiTouch, and DoublePulsar.

Proof of the enormous power of this new virus is that with just two of these tools, EternalBlue and DoublePulsar, WannaCry was able to sow chaos in several major international companies. In fact, the discoverer of this new worm is declared “scared” after having verified that someone has been able to package “successfully” and “professional” all the exploits that attack the SMB protocol.

A Hidden Virus

Miroslav Stampar explained that EternalRocks is currently in a phase of “propagation”, waiting for “more command and control updates”, which means that at any time can be activated. The “malware” starts to download the exploits 24 hours later, after which it initiates a signal to the other affected servers.

At the moment, this new virus remains hidden in computers. Unlike “WannaCry” it does not activate any “ransomware” that warns the owner of the attacked team that it has a virus. Moreover “I think this is just the beginning,” Stampar said.

So, what do you think about this new dangerous malware? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.

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