What actually a Ransomware is?
Ransomware is malicious software that facilitates the hacker to block the private and confidential data of the user which in turn demands a certain amount of payment in order to lift up the applied restriction.
It is one of the devastating cyber attacks that has impacted businesses across various industry verticals.
As per the sources, a revenue loss of around $1billion is expected to hit the market.
Organizations have observed an obstruction in their productivity level along with the permanent loss of data. End-users have experienced a high degree of inconvenience in terms of every aspect due to this attack.
More than 80000 computers have been seriously affected by this malicious software.
Reports, from the authorized sources, state that more than 99 countries including China and Russia have become the victim of this attack.
The core backend functioning of malware
Worms are supposed to be responsible for spreading the infection all over, as they replicate themselves and spread between computers to computers.
Some experts suggest that this move was to exploit the weakness in the Microsoft system.
Some say that this malware was old while others comment that this was an attempt to protest the US president Donald Trump.
Microsoft file sharing server was the main point of attack behind this cyber devastation. Servers that weren’t updated by latest security patches named MS17-010 after March 14 were the first one to experience the attack.
This worm has drained many bitcoin wallets in which thousands of dollars have been deposited by the customers.
Leading antivirus company, Kaspersky detected more than 50,000 infections in more than 70+ nations worldwide.
Avast reported a case of 70000 ransomware infections that slow down many computer systems.
Other prominent security company, Qihoo 360 issued a message stating that many interconnected networks have been infected and the primary one were supposed to be the bitcoin companies all around.
How To Keep Your PC From Massive Ransomware attack?
● Install latest updates and patches especially MS 17-010 from Microsoft Corporation
● Start auto-update and free antivirus software
● Encrypt your photos, videos, and documents
● Avoid clicking on suspicious web links
● Don’t download files from sources that seem unauthorized
● Perform regular backup of your data in external source
● Uninstall any legacy software if in used
● Activate your firewall
● Block logical ports that can be prone to attack
Hope This will help you to keep your PC and data safe from ransomware attack.
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