Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based blogger who runs BleepingComputer.com, says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime. The report also said that employees have been made aware about the dangers of clicking on fraudulent links and unsolicited emails, which are two of the ways the malware is downloaded onto a computer system and subsequently enters a computer network of an organisation.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) urged computer users to apply special protective software patches in addition to standard precautions.
In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft president Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge what researchers had already widely concluded: The ransomware attack leveraged a hacking tool built by the US National Security Agency (NSA), which leaked online last month. Do this even if you use another embedded OS, such as Linux or other Unix variants, as it's safe to assume that all complex software is vulnerable to malware. Check that intrusion detection systems are operating and examining traffic.
The Russian central bank confirmed there were some isolated cases but they were dealt with quickly and recommendations to update any Windows software were twice issued to all banks in the wake of the attacks. This helps limit the spread of ransomware if hackers do get into your system.
White House Starts The Clock On NAFTA Renegotiations
In his remarks Thursday morning, Lighthizer noted that the deal was negotiated more than 23 years ago and was in need of updates. Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, called it "markedly vague".
'Kulbhushan can be executed even after India given consular access'
India's decision to take the Kulbhushan Jadhav case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has paid off, at least for now. Importantly, henceforth, Pakistan may approach the ICJ to secure consular access to Pakistani terrorists in Indian custody.
Mississippi boy shot dead after being taken during car theft
Hinds County investigators said Kingston's mom reportedly left the Toyota running with him inside when she ran into the store. Two men in a Honda pulled up, and the passenger jumped in the Camry with the child inside, The Clarion-Ledger reported.
An unknown number of computers sit behind the 3,00,000 infected internet connections identified by Kryptos. Shutting down a network can prevent the continued encryption - and possible loss - of more files.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that will block access to your files unless you pay a ransom.
The Cert-In advisories have suggested that computer users create backup for critical data and preserve it offline. We have more than 3,500 security engineers at the company, and we're working comprehensively to address cybersecurity threats.
"If there is a silver lining to it, you're not out a million dollars", he said. "But at the same time, I also know that if you're someone who's been affected and you've lost all your children's photographs or you've lost all your data or you lost your thesis, sometimes $300 is worth it, you know?"