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Ransomware WannaCry: Uttar Pradesh police lists 5 steps to save your computer

Ransomware WannaCry: Uttar Pradesh police lists 5 steps to save your computer

A patch has since been issued to prevent the exploit from succeeding in spreading even further, with even the now 16 year old Windows XP receiving an update, revealing the scale of the problem.

Following the detection of the WannaCry attack on Friday, "researchers at Proofpoint discovered a new attack linked to WannaCry called Adylkuzz", said Nicolas Godier, a researcher at the computer security firm.

The "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack that affected all systems in over 100 countries in the world was unable to halt the industries of India, except a few random incidents in some states. CERT-In has come out with list of dos and don'ts and webcast on how to protect networks from the global ransomware attack.

According to Microsoft itself, numerous companies that were infected with WannaCry were either using outdated Windows OS versions or were sticking with Windows XP, which is practically considered a fossil at this point.

Cyber bad guys have spread ransomware, known as WannaCry, to computers around the world.

China says hopes new South Korean government will correct problems
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday said that there was a "high possibility" of a conflict with North Korea. It has also regularly threatened South Korea and Japan of strikes for colluding with the United States.

Experts say the spread of the virus had been stymied by a security researcher in the United Kingdom hackers have issued new versions of the virus that cyber security organizations are actively trying to counter and stamp out.

While individuals and organizations can not anticipate and combat every ransomware or other cyber-security threat, there are steps to take that decrease the likelihood of becoming the victim of an attack. All supported versions of Windows with Windows Update and Windows Defender running are impacted by this vulnerability - including Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Windows computers that are not up to date on security updates from Microsoft are vulnerable to infection.

Its warning allowed Microsoft to fix the issue with a patch that was issued in March, weeks before The Shadow Brokers leaked EternalBlue online.

Worldwide standards should compel countries not to stockpile or exploit software vulnerabilities, says Smith, who is also Microsoft's chief legal officer. After that, a malicious code will be able to easily travel to a much larger network of machines that were linked together with the use of Windows file-sharing system.


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