Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 15, 2017 – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today reported it has blocked nearly 22 million WannaCry infection attempts across 300,000 endpoints, providing full protection for Symantec customers through its advanced exploit protection technology. The WannaCry ransomware attacks targeted and affected users in various countries across the globe by encrypting data files on infected computers and demanding users pay a $300USD ransom in bitcoin to decrypt their files. The protection of Symantec customers was enabled in part due to the integration of real-time threat intelligence shared across both Symantec Endpoint Protection and the Blue Coat ProxySG, which provided real-time threat awareness across the endpoint, network and cloud.
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