In the past 24-odd hours, the world has witnessed one of the worst cyber ransomware attacks of all times, called the “Wanna Cry ransomware” cyber attack. The “Wanna Cry ransomware” attack has hit over 100 countries around the globe including India. In India, thousands of systems became victims of the attack in just over a day.
The effectiveness of the attack was reduced thanks to a kill-switch detected by a firm called “Malware Tech”. However, the firm has already warned that the attackers could soon bypass the security.
According to Malware Tech, 200,000 different systems has been attacked by the Wanna Cry ransomware globally. And according to Avast, the popular antivirus tool, over 125,000 systems were affected. Out of the 114 countries affected by the attack, India is also included.
Indian Government officials have reassured that the Wanna Cry ransomware attack has not affected badly in the country. Apart from India, the affected countries include Russia and the US.