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Microsoft slams officials for "stockpiling" security flaws

17 Mai 2017

The attack has emerged as one of the biggest cyber threats in the history of the country.

Three days after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak began, many organizations are still fighting it, despite some temporary solutions implemented over the weekend and the release of some tools to help stop new infections.

"At this stage, it does seem like that we have missed the major impact of this ransomware incident", Tehan said on Australian Broadcasting Corp radio.

"But this is one in which what's broken is the system by which we fix".

Experts caution that attacks such as this are here to stay and Friday's attack will not remain an isolated instance. "And this most recent attack represents a completely unintended but disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today - nation-state action and organized criminal action", Smith said.

Some Chinese government sectors, including traffic, police, immigration, social security, and industry, were also hit by the virus, Reuters reported, citing microblogs. This ransomware onslaught is a resounding reminder of security basics required for organisational networks.

"You have Personal ID info, like social security numbers or home addresses or bank acct info, then you have protected health info, which is HIPAA data, and then you've got cardholder data", he said. He added that IBM's Managed Security Services team has raised the AlertCon to level 3, which brings a higher level of focus and resources for its clients. "This guidance was also reissued on Friday following emergence of this issue". The Interior Ministry on Monday reported that protective measures have been taken so that the computer systems of the government and related agencies are now well protected. A source familiar with the matter said equities meetings still take place but less frequently than they did under the Obama administration. "However, they chose not to tell Microsoft about it".

According to local media, the social security departments in the south-central city of Changsha and industrial associations in the city of Zhuhai in the country's south were affected. But the inefficiency of the payment model makes Hickey wonder whether the hackers were really after money. "India is neither ready to prevent nor retaliate such attacks as we do not have such human resource".

Microsoft itself is unlikely to face legal trouble over the flaw in Windows being exploited by WannaCry, according to legal experts. This has led some to call it a ransomworm.

Government is concerned over the ongoing cyber attack by globally active ransomware virus- Wannacry that critically infects work stations and locks them remotely.

Finally, do not forget to back up your important files regularly.

Over the weekend, a cyber attack the likes of which the world has never seen held important data, pictures, and information hostage demanding Bitcoin ransom payments from anxious users everywhere.

"In particular, making sure that our data is properly backed up and making sure that we are using the software patches, the anti-virus patches, that are sent out regularly by manufacturers".

A senior official of the Central Bank of India said that they are yet to get any circular from the RBI for shutting down ATMs and all customer data is secure.

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