Don't wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
Don't wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
NHS services across England have been hit by the IT failure
19 May, 2017, 18:37
Security firms say Russian Federation was the country that was hit the hardest.
Smith said he hopes the recent WannaCry attack will change the minds of government agencies and stop developing hacking tools in secret and holding them for use against adversaries, especially since the technology for WannaCry was stolen from the NSA.
Microsoft had patched the vulnerability exploited in WannaCry attacks with the March 2017 Patch Tuesday cycle, so all systems running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 were already secure when the WannaCry ransomware dropped bombs on unsuspecting systems last week.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that will block access to your files unless you pay a ransom. That said, in March the USA tech giant released a Windows security update for the vulnerability targeted in this hack, but many users were yet to run it.
The Ransomware WannaCry virus, that caused havoc globally, has also wormed its way into India. The People's Daily said China has called for enhanced cyber security and a rules-based order in cyber space.
While the UK's National Health Service (NHS) remains engulfed in a massive cyberattack, it appears that Irish officials, to date, have been fortunate.
Since increasing numbers of systems running older versions of Windows were affected, Microsoft had chose to push an emergency patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, urging users to deploy the patch as soon as possible to limit the impact of WannaCry.
One theory suggested that 90 percent of NHS trusts across the United Kingdom were using Microsoft's 16-year-old OS Windows XP, which could leave them susceptible to attacks.
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China's banking regulator said on Wednesday it will strengthen cyber security protection at banks to prevent "disruptive systemic risk events" after the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. The attack on Britain's NHS was potentially the most devastating as thousands of patients' appointments were cancelled, ambulances rerouted, records lost and chaos followed, despite the warnings delivered, some as recently as a year ago, on the vulnerability of outdated systems.
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