Today I will talk about an incident or rather I should say an attack which has badly affected not only the India but the entire world. Yes it is ‘WannaCry Ransomware’
Attack. This attack started on Friday 12th May 2017 and within a day it has infected 230,000 computers. It is a dangerous Trojan virus for Windows computer.
Now, What Is Trojan?
Trojan is a type of malware it is used by the cyber thieves and hackers trying to gain access to the user’s system. This virus once activated it can give the access to cyber criminals to spy on you and steal your sensitive data.
This action includes:
How WannaCry Virus Attacks:
When WannaCry virus attacks in your computer encrypts all your data and locks all your files and folder and then It will ask you for a ransom money 5,000-6,000 to unlock all your data and to remove this virus from your computer, that is why it is called Ransomware and after 7 days without payment all the content will be deleted and you will lose all your data. In some cases, it has seen that a popup window appears and shows a message to make a payment to gain the access again but it is not sure that after paying that amount you will actually get the access or not. It is one of the largest ever cyber attack which has affected 104 countries all over the world.
Which System Is At Risk?
Windows Server 2003
Does Kill Switch helpful In WannaCry Ransomware Attack?
The kill switch can disable the wannacry function and it is even helpful in slowing down the spreading of the wannacry virus in your system. Although this kill switch process was accidentally found and somehow it saved many systems. It will not be able to save the affected devices but it can prevent the other system from damage.
What is Kill Switch?
Now if you don’t know what kill switch is? It is an emergency power off (EPO) system which is also known as emergency stop (e-stop). In this, you can safely shut down the system or device in an emergency situation. It is designed to abort the operation as quickly as possible.
How Do I Protect My Computer?
The first step which you need to take is always to keep your system updated frequently download new updates.
Always download and install latest version security anti virus
Never open any suspected links and folders in your email.
Always keep your system with auto data backup and regularly take backup of all your data so that in such condition you can always have the recovery [Read more…] about What is Wannacry Ransomeware Attack ! Be Alert & Protect data