"It would be deeply troubling if the NSA knew about this vulnerability but failed to disclose it to Microsoft until after it was stolen", said Patrick Toomey, a lawyer working for the American Civil Liberties Union. That gave the security community a good idea of how the malware was spreading. That prompted the company to issue another patch on Friday for older and unsupported operating systems such as Windows XP, allowing users to secure their systems without requiring an upgrade to the latest operating software.
However, NHS Digital said only 4.7% of the NHS is now using Windows XP, with the figure decreasing, and a spokesperson told BJ-HC today that no evidence has been found as of yet that patient data was compromised in the cyber attack.
"There's nothing you can do but pay once you're hit", Camacho said in an interview.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported US President Donald Trump's Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, said less than $70,000 (£55,000 approx.) was paid in ransom after the cyber attack, adding that none of these payments led to any recovery of data.
Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT) under the Ministry of Information and Communications has urged organizations and companies nationwide to prevent possible attacks from WannaCry ransomware.
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What Is Wannacry? What Does WannaCry Ransomware Do?
The Cert-In advisories have suggested that computer users create backup for critical data and preserve it offline. An unknown number of computers sit behind the 3,00,000 infected internet connections identified by Kryptos.
The only real security from ransomware is backups and solid security best practices. The web address was a long string of meaningless letters - a domain name that wasn't registered to anyone. So, is the threat over?
In Kerala, computers of two village panchayats were hit, with messages demanding $300 in virtual currency to unlock the files.
India is also coordinating with worldwide agencies, cleaning up the malware and conducting cyber drill regularly to foil possible cyber attacks. The CEO of security firm Vectra Networks suggests this attack could've been a test, or even a distraction, prior to a larger cyber-attack whose motive is destruction, rather than profit.
"Software patch has been installed in systems to counter ransomeware, system upgradation to be finished by June", Prasad told reporters.