Boy tries to ransom his dad for more pocket money with WannaCry prank


It’s not every day that you’ll find a ransomware notice tacked to your door.

WannaCry — the ransomware attack that shut down global systems over last weekend — seems to have inspired a boy in Changzhou, a city in Jiangsu, east China, to hold his family’s electricity supply to ransom.

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The boy’s father — surnamed Gao — reported the “hack” to the local power company on Tuesday (May 16), claiming that his smart meters had come under attack by WannaCry ransomware, reported The Paper

He had came home to a ransom notice similar to what users in over 150 countries reported last week — just that this time, it was printed on a piece of paper:  Read more…

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