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Wannacry: Everything you still need to know because there were so many unanswered Qs

James O'Shea

Re: That's a bad idea

"If it had been me I'd have tried to mount the drive and see how much could be deleted from it before it all fell apart.

If you're in the UK, that's a really bad idea. It counts as unauthorised access under the Computer Misuse Act, and gets you 12 months in prison and/or an unlimited fine."

Bah. Pikers. Here in the Gunshine (no, that is not a typo) State it's a five-year felony. Which means of course that were I to do such a dastardly thing (which, of course, I would not) I would not have done it from a network or a device which could be traced back to me.

of course, if I ate their boot volume they'd have one hell of time proving whodunit, now wouldn't they?

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