A malicious ransomware has been used to deploy a massive cyber attack, infecting computers in nearly 100 countries. The ransomware called “WannaCry” locks up files on computers and encrypts them in a way that it does not allow user to access them anymore. Hackers trick victims into opening the malicious attachments that appeared to contain job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. Below image shows spread of attack of WannaCry around globe
Indian & Russia have been massively hit by the malware because majority of the systems run on the old windows XP OS which is no longer supported by Microsoft security support.
Microsoft taken the unprecedented step of issuing patches for unsupported operating system like windows XP in the wake of the massive WannaCry Ransomware attack against organization around the world.
Suggestion for security: Update your operating system with recent supportive version of operating system provider and also have official virus scanners in system with recent updates. Operating system providers often release security and upgradation patches which should be updated on availability to avoid this scenarios in future.
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