May 16, 2017

150 Countries have been sent into “disaster recovery mode”

by Prince Chandran
150 countries around the world have been infected with a virus named WannaCry it is a virus that locks down the files of the User and demands ransom for opening it . this is the biggest cyber attack the world has seen, it is still claiming victims and is expected to create even more havoc when the people return to work on Monday.

Rob Wainwright the head of the European Unions Law enforcement , Europal has told the CNN that “We will get a decryption tool eventually, but for the moment, it’s still a live threat and we’re still in disaster recovery mode,” he further added that the one responsible for the attack is has yet to be identified.

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The cyber attack was unprecedented in its reach with more than 200000 victims in at least 150 countries.

Cybersecurity agencies have stated that the attacks mainly effected the hospitals, Government offices and major companies and majority of the attacks targeted Russia, Taiwan and Ukraine . UK hospitals , universities and colleges in China and major organization like FEdX have also reported the attack. Wannacrypto 2.0 or Wannacry has hit almost 120 National Health Service Organizations in UK and some hospitals even cancelled the out patient appointments.The Internet security company Qihoo360 had issued “red alert” because of the ransom ware attack in China.
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It mainly hit the computers running the older operating systems including windows XP, windows 8 and Window server 2003 and consumers who have been using the latest updates were not hit by the virus.

The Hackers have use the NSA leaks many times before to infect the computers. Soon after the leak , hackers have infected the computers with a backdoor called DOUBLEPULSAR.

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