Ransomware

Cyber security experts have warned about a bigger attack than the cyber attacks that occurred on last Friday. There are fears of major cyber-attacks may occur on this Monday(15 May, 2017), experts say.

On Friday, more than 1.25 thousand computer systems have been damaged in 150 countries.

UK cyber security researcher who is introducing himself as a ‘MalwareTech’ has worked to limit the attack of ransomware. And he is predicting that the attack will be very soon… quite likely on Monday.

With this virus, hackers had taken control of various files from users of almost 100 countries, including Spain, France, Russia etc.

In England, 48 National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported problems at hospitals, GP surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organizations in Scotland were also affected.

On last Saturday, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the problem was largely resolved. But there is more to do to protect cyber security against this type of viruses.

MalwareTech, who wants to remain anonymous, was hailed as an “accidental hero” after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which actually ended up halting it.

The 22-year-old told BBC it was very important for people to patch their systems as soon as possible.

He also said, “We can stop it, but it will not be possible to stop the attack coming forward.”

The next cyber-attack is likely to next Monday morning, the expert warned.

On Sunday, He warned that the hackers might upgrade their virus because of our protection to stop them.

Security researcher Darren Huss from “Proof Point” emphasizes the opinion of malwaretech, and said that many people have already helped in spreading this virus. But from his long research experience, Darren huss also said that any state/country may be involved in this attack.

But the UK National Crime Agency official Oliver Gower said that cyber criminals may think they are anonymous. But we will try our best to find them. If we find them they will have to pay them.

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