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Crapness of WannaCrypt coding offers hope for ransomware victims

ForthIsNotDead

It's not a "coding mistake". It's a pragmatic compromise. Changing the read-only file attributes on a file would trip most anti-malware/virus systems. These people may be bad, but they're not stupid. And let us not forget the original provenance of the exploit itself.

They're not stupid, either.

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