The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) urged computer users to apply special protective software patches in addition to standard precautions. It was patched by Microsoft at the time, but older versions of Windows or those without Windows Update were left open to attacks.
A day after the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack seemed to be slowing down, media reports have suggested that IT firms in the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore, have been put on high alert.
"It is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines and networks that have already occurred may not yet have been detected", Britain's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) said in a statement.
However, the Financial Times report points out that Windows XP users are still expected to pay extra if they want security and it now stands at $1,000 per device. With this attack, Abrams recommends trying to recover the "shadow volume" copies some versions of Windows have.
According to the Financial Times report, Microsoft was charging some consumers almost $1000 a year in order to get protection against threats like WannaCry ransomware attack.
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The state-run People's Daily compared the cyber attack to the terrorist hacking depicted in the U.S. film "Die Hard 4", warning that China's role in global trade and internet connectivity opened it to increased risks from overseas. Globally, the attack spread more slowly today.
Jonathon Nash, owner, Lake Orion-based Leet LLC, said devices that are most vulnerable are "mostly older" personal computers (PCs) running dated Microsoft operating systems, specifically Windows XP and earlier.
Less than 300 payments worth around $83,000 had been paid into WannaCry blackmail accounts by Thursday (1800 GMT), six days after the attack began and one day before the ransomware threatens to start locking up victim computers forever. Updating software will take care of some vulnerability.
Here's the link to the official update page by Microsoft, which includes patches for most of the versions.
Reuters also reports that half of all internet addresses corrupted globally by WannaCry are located in China and Russian Federation, with 30 and 20 percent respectively. But there are a few things that businesses can do to limit the damage it causes.