Just like the African Ebola scare, WannaCypt was also promoted as an extremely immediate and dangerous threat in the mass media.
Both of these events turned out to not be the threat that the mass media claimed they were. Then the political benefits of these events came out.
FEAR. And blaming a particular group of people, in order to demonize them.
In the case of Ebola, everyone was told to be afraid of travelers and foreigners. Political demonization of travelers allowed increased security measures to be accepted by citizens. The mass media made a huge deal about it and it was extremely suspicious.
The long term strategy is to use a series of these events to wear down the compassion of citizens. This strategy is thousands of years old and as successful as ever due to governement education and the mass media keeping citizens ignorant.
In the case of WannaCrypt, everyone is being told to be careful where they browse, to not trust any alternative sources and website. Its a kind of censorship. Also, the mass media is being used to try to blame the ransomware on North Korea. Thats another giveaway that WannaCrypt is likely a political event, not an organised crime event.
The biggest giveaway of establishment operations is the mass media coverage. The mass media is totally controlled by the establishment. Every big noews story in the mass media is a concerted effort to increase the power of the establishment or attack an enemy of the establishment.
The greatest enemy of the establishment is citizen awareness. It isnt the duty of citizens to be suspicious of the establishment and seek to know what crimes they are up to – but it is the only way to avoid going down the path to symbolic slavery.