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LG hit by suspected WannaCry attack: Comment from ZoneFox

August 2017 by Dr Jamie Graves, CEO at ZoneFox

Dr Jamie Graves, CEO at ZoneFox comments: "Details are still emerging about this latest attack on LG, but at this stage it seems that the code used is identical to WannaCry, which swept across the world in May, with devastating consequences.

LG is of course a huge business and the fact it is based in South Korea will immediately raise questions - many pointed the finger at the countries noisy neighbour when the WannaCry attack happened. The firm is saying it managed to block this latest attack, but if the code is written by the same criminal forces that were responsible earlier this year, its likely that more organisations could be affected.

The most worrying thing is that this shows that not enough lessons are being learnt - and there is still failure to keep IT systems constantly updated, despite the relentless barage of attacks we are seeing. The speed and sophistication with which these cyber-crooks operate is exceptional. Every organisation must ensure they have the latest technologies in place, which provides them with a 360-degree, 24/7 visibility of activities and behaviour around business-critical IT systems."

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