The Wiper malware that caused the WannaCrypt attacks has been officially released by the FBI.
The Wiper ransomware, which was developed by China-based Kaspersky Lab, encrypts files and data with the use of a CryptoCrypto cryptographic library that encrypts the data using AES encryption and then encrypts it using a different crypto algorithm.
Kaspersky reported that the malware is not just capable of compromising files on computers, but also of taking over servers, operating systems, and even cameras.
The malware is believed to have infected about 7,500 computers worldwide, according to Kaspersk.
It is also believed to be able to target individuals by exploiting a flaw in Microsoft’s BitLocker encryption.
Affected devices include a variety of consumer and enterprise devices, including PCs, servers, and mobile devices.
The FBI said it was working with Microsoft and other security vendors to prevent Wiper from spreading.