Published on January 14th, 2020 📆 | 4063 Views ⚑0
Wake-on-Lan used by Ryuk Ransomware To Encrypt Offline Devices
The Ryuk Ransomware uses the Wake-on-Lan feature to turn on powered off devices on a compromised network to have greater success encrypting them. Wake-on-Lan is a hardware feature that allows a powered down device to be woken up, or powered on, by sending a special network packet to it. This is useful for administrators who may need to push out updates to a computer or perform scheduled tasks when it is powered down.
Source: Bleeping Computer