Don’t give in to threats and pay ransom: India advises victims of WannaCry

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Latest News – Have you been hit by the recent WannaCry ransomware attack? If so, India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has advised victims of the recent attack, which is ravaging Windows-based computer systems globally by encrypting critical data, to not given into the cyber attackers’ threats and pay the ransom.

In a webcast on Monday, CERT-In advised individuals and organisations on how to protect themselves from the threat and outlined what they should do if the ransomware has made it onto their system. CERT-In had issued a critical warning against the WannaCry ransomware threat on Saturday.

“Do not pay the ransom, that will encourage the attackers to do more of such attacks. Report the incident to CERT-In and the local law enforcement agencies so that we can work on it,” a representative of CERT-In said in the webcast.

The easiest way to prevent the malware from making it onto any Windows system is to install security patches provided by Microsoft, apart from deploying an up-to-date antivirus software and being cautious when opening emails and downloading attachments from unsolicited emails.

“Currently, we’ve detected seven variants of this ransomware and detection has been aided by the free botnet detection tools which are available on our (Read More)

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