Hackers may be working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz

Hackers may be working to bring back WannaCry just for the lulz

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When it comes to online currency, lulz just might outvalue Bitcoin. 

A unknown group of hackers is working behind the scenes to restart the ransomware WannaCry, and one security expert believes the culprits this time around aren't who you think. 

And neither is their motivation. 

Contrary to what you might expect, it appears not to be the initial group responsible for WannaCry now working to startle the ransomware monster awake from its slumber. Rather, we may have some internet randos to thank.

Why? The leading theory, proposed by security researcher Marcus Hutchins, suggests it's all about shits and giggles.  Read more...

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