The WannaCry malware that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours is throwing up several surprises for cybersecurity researchers.
The ransomware attack was unleashed Friday, striking hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide by exploiting known vulnerabilities in older Microsoft operating systems.
India is also coordinating with international agencies, cleaning up the malware and conducting cyber drill regularly to foil possible cyber attacks.
As part of precautionary measures, banks did not operate some ATMs running on old software in view of threat from ransomware ‘WannaCry’.
Trying to instil confidence among people, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the ongoing cyber attack by ransomware virus 'WannaCrypt' had nearly zero impact in India.
A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred European investors on Monday to buy up stocks.
An official from Cybersecurity Administration China (CAC) told local media on Monday that the spread of the ransomware was slowing.
The full extent of the damage caused by the ransomware is not yet known, and businesses around the world are scrambling to bolster their defenses
This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems.
The government on Sunday said it has activated a "preparedness and response mechanism" to prevent any major cyber attack from a new ransomware — "WannaCry" — which has infected computer systems around the world
A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware, for now, that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally.