WannaCry Disclosure: It Was Developed to Promote Bitcoin


Jan 11, 2017
The WannaCry malware, that attacked 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, exploiting a vulnerability of the Windows operating system, was developed to promote Bitcoin.

This malware demanded owners pay a ransom in Bitcoin to free their devices from the virus.

As strange as it may seem, I, George Gor, think the malware was developed to promote Bitcoin to a wider number of users and to raise its price on the market. Who might have ordered such a virus? We can only guess. However, the idea is making some sense as WannaCry engages some mechanisms of PR which indeed might cause the growth of Bitcoin popularity.

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