Was WannaCry the Harbinger of a Black Swan Cyberattack?

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Now that we’re almost a month past the WannaCry ransomware attack, it seems like a good time to reflect on it and examine some of the bigger-picture takeaways this attack may be signaling. I want to say upfront this is not meant to be a conspiracy theory or doomsday post. But with that said, WannaCry and some of the other more recent attacks show that the ingenuity and resourcefulness of cybercriminals continue to grow. And as far as ransomware goes, the WannaCry attack is the King of the Hill (at least for now); it will be fingered as the harbinger should a larger, more damaging attack be waiting in the wings.

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