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WannaCry Ransomware : Watch CERT-In Broadcast Here

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Cris De Lacerda | 15 May, 2017, 19:55

He says he inadvertently halted the ransomware just hours after hearing news of a cyber attack on the National Health Service while out for lunch with a friend while on a week off from his job at an information security company.

Indonesia's Communications and Information Technology Ministry (Kemenkominfo) yesterday issued an official guide on how to prevent WannaCry from attacking your computers.

Although there have been no incident reported from Sri Lanka so far about the global cyber-attack, the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) advised users to keep their Windows systems updated with a backup as a precautionary measure.

He explained that the WannaCry Ransomware is infecting Windows based computers that have outdated and unpatched software specifically those with Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) vulnerability. "The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has issued advisory regarding prevention of this threat", CERT-In said.

"WannaCry" has disrupted networks in over 150 countries, including Russian Federation and the United Kingdom and is being termed as one of the most widespread cyber attacks in the history (See: Major cyber-attack hits almost 100 countries; Asia mostly spared).

It is also keeping a close watch on the developments on the ransomware and is working in close coordination with all relevant agencies, it said.

"It has been reported that a new ransomware named as Wannacry is spreading widely". The cyber criminals have demanded a fee of about Dollars 300 in crypto-currencies like Bitcoin for unlocking the device.

Code for exploiting that bug, which is known as "Eternal Blue", was released on the internet in March by a hacking group known as the Shadow Brokers.

The company's top lawyer said the government should report weaknesses they discover to software companies rather than seek to exploit them.

The Andhra Pradesh systems were isolated PCs and not connected to larger networks, he said. Microsoft even issued a rare patch to Windows XP to help defend computers against the cyberattack, and has criticsed the U.S. government for stockpiling code around vulnerabilities. EY Partner Cyber Security Burgess Cooper said Indian hospitals could be quite vulnerable to critical infrastructure attacks as they rely on industrial systems that run on old outdated hardware.

It hit 200,000 victims across the world since Friday and is seen as an "escalating threat", said Rob Wainwright, the head of Europol, Europe's policing agency. Oliver Gower of the UK's National Crime Agency said: "Cyber criminals may believe they are anonymous, but we will use all the tools at our disposal to bring them to justice".