[ILUG-BOM] Is there a ransomware attack on Linux based OSes too?

Joe Steeve js at hipro.co.in
Thu May 18 14:20:34 IST 2017

On Mon, 2017-05-15 at 23:29 +0530, Raghavendra Kamath wrote:
> I don't know the specific details about the permissions it has. But
> the Wine FAQs themselves suggest that wine is not immune to malware
> or viruses as mentioned here ->
> https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#Is_Wine_malware-compatible.3F

This is the case where an infected executable is run by Wine.

In the case of wannacry, the malware is deployed on a target machine
over the network, by exploiting an smbv1 bug specific to windows.

However, if wannacry is manually installed and executed in Wine, then
yes, it can affect you.

Joe Steeve
HiPro IT Solutions Private Limited
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