Prof. Sergey Brutus Comments on "WannaCry" Global Ransomware Attacks

Professor Sergey Bratus gave a lengthy interview to the Concord Monitor about the recent wave of ransomware attacks that started on Friday the 12th of May. While these attacks indiscriminately targeted non-updated MS-Windows systems, hospitals, particularly in Britain seemed to bear the brunt of the malfeasance. Professor Bratus noted, "Ransomware in hospitals is already routine. Perhaps for this particular outbreak, the novelty is in how many organizations were targeted at the same time. But when you are putting computer systems in hospitals, often without appropriate risk analysis, you’ve created a victim population – and a victim population will draw attackers."