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WannaCry Ransomware: CERT-In Issues Red Alert Over Cyber-Attack

A red-coloured ‘critical alert’ was issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) on Saturday, the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain. “It has been reported that a new ransomware named as WannaCry is spreading widely. 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,” an advisory issued by the CERT-In, accessed by PTI, said. It said…

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Mobile Ransomware Attacks Have ‘Skyrocketed’, Says Kaspersky

Software security organization Kaspersky Lab’s contemporary record on ransomware shows that the hackers are increasingly more focused on Cell customers and the quantity of Mobile users laid low with ransomware “skyrocketed” throughout January-March 2016. “Ransomware is a type of malware that, upon infecting a device, blocks get entry to to it or to some or all of the information stored on it. As a way to unencumber either the device or the information, the user is required to pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoins or another broadly used e-foreign money,”…

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