Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack
19 May, 2017, 15:51 | Author: Leticia Walters
Its impact was felt around the world as it stopped some of the world's largest companies and organisations.
"Since March, the government has been on high alert".
Acomputer malware created to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid - dubbed "WannaCry" - -which has of late attacked hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in an estimated 150 countries could well hit India on a larger scale than now though it is at present reportedly confined to about 100 computers of the Andhra police. Trustlook's solutions protect users from both known and zero-day threats by analyzing millions of code-level and behavior combinations to find malicious patterns.
India is third on the list of countries affected by the malware.
"One such incident pertains to 18 computers of Andhra Pradesh Police. and apart from that, there are five other cases. one of them in Kerala where some of the panchayat computers were affected", Sundararajan said. RBI advised of closing down numerous ATM's.
ET had on Tuesday reported that many Indian companies after being attacked by WannaCry, had even paid the hackers.
Ransomware attacks are some of the most immediately damaging forms of cyber-attacks that affect home users, enterprises and governments equally.
Apple's Mac computers were not targeted by this ransomware attack so are clear.
An analysis by The Register revealed that the patches weren't new, though, and had been around since February 2017. Although morereasearch is required to in order to solve this attackthe firm added.
A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity provider.
"Clearly having the vulnerability be in Microsoft software was one of the key elements", said Steve Grobman, chief technology officer of McAfee, a security company in Santa Clara, California. Once the issue became widespread and the news and views cycle went on an overdrive, it was surprising to see Microsoft getting the heat for not supporting Windows XP.
Infected computers are frozen and display a big message in red informing users, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" and demanding about $300 in online bitcoin payment. So it makes sense to assign some responsibility to the NSA the attackers didn't come up with this security hole on their own, after all. Change passwords that have your details. Scan any device that you connect to your PC.
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