Wanna Cry Ransomware Attack

All you need to know about Wanna Cry Ransomware Cyber Attack that locks down your PCs 

Over the last two days the cyber world has witnessed the massive ransomware cyber-attack called Wanna Cry that encrypt and locks down your PCs and ask for ransom to restore access to files.

What is Wanna Cry Ransomware?

Wanna Cry is ransomware that used an exploit developed by America’s National Security Agency (NSA) to shut down and gain access of tens of thousands of computer systems across the globe. Organizations including hospitals, telecom firms and automakers were the main victims of this malware. An international effort is under way to track down the criminals behind this global cyber attack

How Wanna Cry Ransomware is affected

Wanna Cry Malware is delivered as a Trojan through a loaded hyperlink that can be accidentally opened by a victim through an email, advert on a webpage or a Dropbox link. Once it has been activated, the program spreads through the computer and encrypts all the files within the system

Which Computer Systems are vulnerable to Wanna Cry Ransomware?

Wanna Cry malware is mainly targeted on computer systems that are mainly running on outdated Windows Operating System like Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows Seven are affected. Microsoft has released patches for the fix. So it’s better you update your Operating System to the latest version. Systems running on Linux platforms are comparatively less vulnerable.

How to keep yourself protected from Ransomware Attack

With the Wanna Cry ransomware attack that shook the digital world it is always good to keep a check on how safe your system is. Here are some tips to help you protected from malware/ ransomware attack

  • Install a trusted antivirus and keep it regularly updated.
  • Ensure real-time anti-spyware protection for your system.
  • Install software’s only from trusted sources and websites.
  • Don’t use cracked software’s and OS.
  • Don’t click or open email links and attachments you receive from unknown contacts.
  • Ensure to use strong and secure passwords with alphabets, numbers and special characters.
  • Keep your operating system up-to-date on regular intervals.
  • Backup all your important data’s to a secondary storage other than your system



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