Critical Alert

Wannacry/ WannaCrypt Ransomware


What you need to know about the WannaCry Ransomware

It has been reported that a new ransomware named as "Wannacry" is spreading widely. WannaCry ransomware spreads aggressively across networks, holds files to ransom.

Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named as ETERNALBLUE.

Best practices to prevent ransomware attacks:

Am I protected against this threat?

In order to prevent infection, users and organizations are advised to apply patches to Windows systems as mentioned in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010.

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS17-010

For any further detail on the same you can visit Indian Computer Emergency Response Team website at

http://www.cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in/alerts/wannacry_ransomware.html