Research

What is WannaCry? What does WannaCry ransomware do?

What is WannaCry? What does WannaCry ransomware do?

Earlier on Monday, the country's leading security firm BKAV told Xinhua that hundreds of computers in Vietnam have been infected with WannaCry ransomeware which is spreading all over the world.

"We have been strengthening our cyber security and I can proudly say that the recent cyber-attack had almost zero per cent impact in India", he said.

With regards to the threat of further ransomware attacks, the only real way that they can be prevented would be to patch every single vulnerability that the perpetrators could target with the worm.

Smith's comments came in response to critics who had blamed Microsoft for leaving systems vulnerable in the first place by not doing enough sooner to assist customers and for ending security patches for older operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

India's cyber security unit CERT-In said it has received formal reports of just five "incidents" across locations like Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

"As a result, cybercriminals will continue their activity and look for new ways to exploit systems that result in more infections and more money in their accounts", Europol said in a statement.

Trump denies telling Comey to back off, bashes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director
He said he respected the special counsel appointment but also said it "hurts our country terribly". Scalise's spokesman Chris Bond released a statement clarifying his position on the Comey debate.

The Reserve Bank of India has already all banks to put in place a software update at ATMs to prevent their systems from a malware that has attacked payment systems across the world.

India Inc has also been on the vigil against "WannaCry", which has claimed victims in over 150 countries like Spanish telecom firm Telefonica, US' logistics major FedEx and Russia's interior ministry. Trustlook's toolkit provides protection against 49 WannaCry samples, and can be downloaded from GitHub. Companies in Asia and Europe have been warning employees to be careful when clicking on attachments and links in their emails. It was responsible for crippling Britain's hospital network and Germany's railway, along with other governments and infrastructures worldwide.

"The Indian IT industry should be better placed than others (in handling the situation).

We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world". "This is an opportunity to improve something, and that's what we stand ready to do", he said. "What we have seen now is only the tip of the iceberg", the officer cautioned. However, the patch was only released to the newer version, Windows 10, while users of older versions, like Windows XP, were left pay large fees for so-called "custom" support.

But some other technology industry executives said privately that it reflected a widely held view in Silicon Valley that the USA government is too willing to jeopardize internet security in order to preserve offensive cyber capabilities.


  • President Donald Trump Illuminates the White House in Blue to Honor LE

    The DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service is always held in conjunction with National Police Week . Already this year, he noted 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty.
    London City will be first to install remote air traffic control

    London City will be first to install remote air traffic control

    The hardware, supplied by Saab Digital Air Traffic Solution, is already being used at Örnsköldsvik and Sundsvall airports in Sweden.

    Amidst global ransomware attack, new versions of WannaCry emerge

    The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre said 2,000 computers at 600 companies in Japan had been affected. On top of that, critics say , the government didn't notify companies like Microsoft about the vulnerabilities quickly enough.
  • Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

    Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

    This means this edifice is ready five years 186 days ahead of the kick-off of the World Cup 2022. Kumar died of cardiac arrest later in the hospital.
    'Android O' beta released, Android OS now on 2 bn active devices

    'Android O' beta released, Android OS now on 2 bn active devices

    In the real world, that means you could, for instance, point your phone camera at a restaurant and get reviews for it. Google will also let you share whole photo libraries with others.
    Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour cannot win election - Kezia Dugdale

    Len McCluskey wrong to say Labour cannot win election - Kezia Dugdale

    He added: "Let's wait and see what that turns itself into, in terms of percentage votes and seats". A draft version of the Labour manifesto was leaked last week. "The scale of the task is enormous ".
  • $0.64 EPS Expected for Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

    $0.64 EPS Expected for Campbell Soup Company (CPB)

    Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 24,978 shares in the company, valued at $1,432,238.52. The stock of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by RBC Capital Markets.
    US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

    US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

    Venezuela's U.N. envoy Rafael Ramirez in turn accused the United States of seeking to topple the Maduro government. The state prosecution service said on Twitter the boy was killed "during a demonstration" there.
    Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

    Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

    It will also place added scrutiny on Wimbledon's decision whether to offer Sharapova a wild card into their main draw this summer. Meanwhile, British No 1 Jo Konta was knocked out of the Italian Open by Venus Williams in the third round, losing 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.
  • Former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is dead

    Roger was a patriot, grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise-and to give back. Ailes denied the allegations, saying the reason her contract was not renewed was due to "disappointingly low ratings".
    Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

    Pakistan to form new team of lawyers in Jadhav case: Aziz

    In securing a unanimous verdict, India has succeeded in exposing Islamabad's consistent undermining of global norms. As an immediate outcome , Pakistan is now under an obligation to grant consular access to Mr.
    Call Turkey's bluff on arming Syrian Kurds

    Call Turkey's bluff on arming Syrian Kurds

    Most recently, a CHP MP, Öztürk Yılmaz, criticized the governing party and Erdoğan for failing to stand up against the U.S. It's complicated, but Erdoğan claims that militia group, known as the YPG, is linked to a terrorist group in Turkey.