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ibusinesslines.com August 18, 2017


Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

20 May 2017, 03:11 | Jodi Jackson

On this occasion, the malicious software, also known as WCry, WannaCrypt, Wanna Decryptor and WanaCrypt0r, began exploiting a Microsoft Windows vulnerability that had been identified by the US National Security Agency (NSA), before being stolen by the Shadow Brokers group of hackers and leaked online. Public sector organisations might too often rely on outdated computer systems but at least they're better placed than much of the private sector to do something about it. For most DCs, this would include older Web browser-based applications, Telnet/terminal emulation software, other RF applications, and voice-directed applications.

The recent worldwide ransomware attack that affected computers running Windows operating systems points to a looming security risk facing many Distribution Centers.

Microsoft declined to comment for this story.

Over the last few days, the ransomware attack affected numerous computers in the state, including those installed at around 35 customer care centres of West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) in areas such as South Dinajpur, East Midnapore, West Midnapore and Birbhum.

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"The growing wave of ransomware in 2014 created an enormous source of business for security research firms" because "companies were made aware of their vulnerabilities", said security expert Jerome Saiz.

Some security experts are also defending the high fees charged by the company for custom support.


If you are already a victim of ransomware, the first thing to do is disconnect your computer from the internet so it does not infect other machines. On Thursday, French computer-security researcher Adrien Guinet found a way to unscramble the files without paying the $300 ransom.

Cyber-attacks on the scale of WannaCry may remind organisations about the need to maintain their IT security.

But thanks to a level-headed response by the security chiefs in the company, it will be able to recover soon, as they released the software patch free of cost to all the older Windows OS-powered PCs around the world and stopped the WannaCry ransomware from spreading further.

These factors help explain the mystery of why such a tiny number of victims appear to have paid ransoms into the three bitcoin accounts to which WannaCry directs victims.

Likewise, Bossert emphasized that the only computers that can be compromised by WannaCry are those that do not have the latest security patches available from Microsoft.

"We haven't seen many organisations fall over and that's because they did some of the security basics", he said.

"The fundamental issue with healthcare data is that it has enduring value to the cybercriminal", he says.



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