A cyber-attack that has hit 150 Countries and over 200,000 computers worldwide. (World’s largest Ransomware attack) with India as the most affected country since Friday. For those that don’t know about Ransomware. This cyber attack hits computers and encrypts your data, files or any information stored in the computer till a certain amount of money is paid to get it unlocked!. This attack can hit anybody but common with companies.
This should be treated by governments around the world as a “wake-up call”, Microsoft says. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers.
This has hit many hospitals in the UK, pausing operations of patients in these hospitals since their data were locked. Presently, the attack is spreading wide. This particular Ransomware is dubbed Wannacrpyt (Wannacry).
Many firms have had experts working over the weekend to prevent new infections. The virus took control of users’ files and demanded $300 (£230) payments to restore access.
How to Prevent Yourself From Ransomware Wannacrpyt (Wannacry)
1. Avoid downloading unknown attachments from emails to your PC. Just a safety precaution.
2. Download patch revealed by Windows (Window 7, XP, server 8). It very essential. Download now.
The spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief, experts have said. More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far.