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19 May 2017, 09:12 | Megan Pierce
Further, they have also warned organizations, businesses and other sectors to take required precautions and update their systems.
Attacks by WannaCry, also called WannaCrypt, WCry, and Wanna Decryptor, were reported in China, Russia, Taiwan, France, and Japan, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation notice sent Saturday.
Bossert sidestepped questions about the government's use of operating system vulnerabilities, but he saidWannaCry involved a "vulnerability exploit as one part of a much larger tool that was put together by the culpable parties and not by the USA government".
Here are some of the key players in the attack and what may - or may not - be their fault.
The name Ransomware suggests, The WannaCrypt0r 2.0 bug encoded all the information from the computer, and lock down the pc and requested that the client pays the said money by a message on the screen.
Post- "critical alert" against the WannaCry attack - Ransomware virus has forced the city-based companies, government and law enforcement agencies to update their antivirus systems and upgrade their systems to protect the data from the virus.
Simon Choi, a director at anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. who has analyzed North Korean malware since 2008 and advises the government on cyberattacks, said the North is no newcomer to the world of bitcoins and has been mining the digital currency using malicious computer programs since as early as 2013. Unfortunately, the malware appears to have affected computers that have not applied the patch for these vulnerabilities. That weakness was purportedly identified and stockpiled for use by the U.S. National Security Agency; it was subsequently stolen and published on the internet.
Still, it was Microsoft that wrote the exploitable software to begin with.
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However, a cyber security expert working with the Centre for Internet and Society, Udbhav Tiwari working on vulnerabilities such as these, said as most ATMs in the country especially of the public-sector banks run on outdated operating systems, or are not updated regularly, they can be easily compromised.
Keep your operating systems up to date. He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole.
Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) training specialists Eukleia and learning game experts Preloaded have developed a new training game to engage learners in the fight against cyber-attacks.Zero Threat goes beyond raising awareness to focus on achieving real behavioural change, and was developed in response to the rapidly growing problem of cyber-crime. It also removed permissions associated with the worm from victims' accounts to prevent them from being reused in another attack.
This cyberattack used a security hole that still exists for computers running older versions of Windows.
Should you pay the ransom?
"It's not rocket science", Litan said.
"We need governments to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits", he said.
It is believed that another group of hackers took Eternal Blue, modified to become the WannaCry ransomware that caused so much mayhem these past few days. Therefore, it would also be good if Android users will be aware of the WannaCry Ransomware. If they caught, that is.
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