WannaCry Randsomeware Threat

Prevention of WannaCry Ransomware Threat – Session by CERT-In

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Here’s how could we prevent our system from WannaCry Ransomware Threat! – ZeedUp

In a webcast by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on the prevention of WannaCry Ransomware threat, the national agency issued directives for effective prevention and informed about possible remedies in case of infection.

The ransomware virus, WannaCry, is a type of malicious software that infects a computer when the user downloads malicious files or a group of computers on LAN. It restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. It demands users pay $300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files, though it warns that the payment will be raised after a certain amount of time.In India, to counter the threat of the virus, the CERT-In held a session on May 15 on their website.

Some basic measures to prevent infection are:

Isolate your system from the internet.
Download the patches (software update) on a CD from another system.Install it on your system.

To find the security patch, they have advised users to go to: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS17-010

The virus exploits a flaw in a version of Microsoft Windows first identified by U.S. intelligence agency National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA alerted Microsoft about the issue three months ago and Microsoft released an upgrade that patched the flaw, but many users were yet to run it, CNNreported. As a result, the attacks exploited the computers which were running outdated versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

If your computer is infected by the virus:
Isolate the PC from the InternetRun Clean up software as mentioned on the CERT-In websitePreserve data even if it is encrypted (for research purposes)Report incident to CERT-In and local law enforcement agencyFor further questions send an email to [email protected]

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