On May 12th, 2017, the world was hit by a cyber-attack that caused chaos and panic among organizations and people alike. So far, more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries have been affected, with victims including hospitals, banks, telecommunications companies and warehouses.
WannaCry, Wanna Decryptor, WannaCrypt – whatever it’s referred to as, is by and large the same bitcoin-demanding beast. In this article, we explain everything we know about the ransomware that has been raking havoc globally and how you can safeguard yourself against this threat.
WHAT IS WannaCry RANSOMWARE?
WannaCry is an encryption-based ransomware that encrypts files on a system with AES and RSA ciphers. This means the hackers can directly decrypt the files on an infected system using a unique decryption key.
Once WannaCry ransomware infects a system it creates encrypted copies of specific file types before deleting the originals. The victims are then left with encrypted copies, which can’t be accessed without a decryption key. Additionally they increase the ransom amount, and threaten loss of data over time, creating a sense of urgency, greatly improving their chances of getting paid by the victims. Read more →
Due to a massive increase in the Cyber Threats like “RANSOMWARE“ & “RANSOM-DDOS“, we would request you to be cautious while browsing the internet for the next two to three days and avoid opening unwanted links. A global ransomware threat is affecting Windows systems, and this has brought down computer systems in nearly 74 countries around the world. Once affected, data recovery from the infected system is almost impossible.
India tops the list of affected countries by Ransomware threat
According to anti-virus provider Kaspersky, there were at least 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, Reuters reported. The numbers were an initial estimate and were expected to go up.
India was among the three countries worst affected by the attack, however, there was no immediate information on which companies in India were affected by this cyber attack. Read more →
Microsoft’s annual event, Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2014 at Washington.D.C , witnessed a whooping 16,000 audience this year.
During the keynote, Kevin Turner, COO of Microsoft, provided a new focus on productivity across all devices and platforms and not just Microsoft’s. Turner emphasized that Microsoft is committed to delivering seamless experiences not just on Windows devices but across multiple platforms, including Mac, iOS and Android. He said that these cross-platform solutions and products will offer dual users – people that juggle their home and work lives – connected , personalized and contextual experiences that ultimately allow them to “get work done.”