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By SecureWorld News Team
Mon | Jul 10, 2017 | 9:20 AM PDT

Hackers are capitalizing on the WannaCry worm even after the initial outbreak. 

Graham Cluley explains:

Chinese authorities have arrested two individuals who are believed to have helped develop and distribute Android ransomware mimicking the WannaCry ransom-worm.

On 12 May 2017, WannaCry garnered worldwide attention when it hit the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), the telecommunications giant Telefonica, and hundreds of thousands of other organizations spread across 150 countries. It's therefore no surprise that Android developers sought to capitalize on users' fear of this campaign.

Some exploited the WannaCry hype to create wallpaper apps and adware. Others took it a step further. By copying the ransom-worm's well-known GUI and incorporating it into their attackers, mobile ransomware developers thought victims would be more inclined to pay.