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Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

The name Ransomware suggests, The WannaCrypt0r 2.0 bug encoded all the information from the computer, and lock down the pc and requested that the client pays the said money by a message on the screen.

Microsoft has released a security update on 14 March MS17-010 which can fix the glitch. Among the foremost is Microsoft that rushed for Windows CP an emergency path, after ending support formally for the three years ago operating system. However, in the aim of keeping pace with patches and upgrades, vast networks as the UK's National Health Service can avoid that Microsoft says are the "two serious forms of cybersecurity threats- nation-state action and organized criminal action". The U.S. has had some malware infections from WannaCry, but the effect has been limited.

The attack, known as "WannaCry" had a key influence across Asia with Chinese state media saying nearly 30,000 institutions had been infected. It's not clear why Windows XP machines may have been skipped. Those include a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.

Calling for a "Digital Geneva Convention", Microsoft's Smith said the widespread damage caused by the ransomware shows that governments need to treat cyber weapons the same way they treat conventional weapons.

China's cyber authorities have repeatedly pushed for what they call a more "equitable" balance in global cyber governance, criticizing USA dominance. Weidman said that the malware spread so quickly because of its ability to perform remote code execution and because it was deployed as a worm. The affected groups include the United Kingdom hospitals, FedEx, a Spanish telecom, the Russian Interior Ministry and much more.

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For, the experts believe, the use of pirated or outdated software is rampant among Indian companies, who will not be able to report their losses due to licencing issues. Cybereason watches for the start of encryption activity and immediately stops it. With this attack, Abrams recommends trying to recover the "shadow volume" copies some versions of Windows have. And apart from that, there are five other cases.

WannaCry uses EternalBlue, which takes advantage of a vulnerability in the SMB protocol, to worm its way through local networks and online.

But cyber security experts still think this victory is short lived.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the systems run by the National Informatics Centre were secured and running smoothly. However, computers, operators and networks that didn't update their operating systems were still at risk. However, this doesn't mean that we can't prevent these attacks by following just the simplest of steps. Activating the domain worked as a kill switch for the malware. This means updating or isolating vulnerable systems is as important as ever.


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