Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Around 99 Countries Around the World
May 12 , 2017
As per reports, Cybersecurity firm Avast mentioned on Friday that more than 75,000 attacks in around 99 countries have been tracked by it. The majority of the attacks reportedly targeted Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan.
The ransomware, called "WannaCry," is spread by taking advantage of vulnerability of a Windows which was released by Microsoft for a security patch in March. But computers and networks that haven't updated their systems are at risk.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security have asked people to update their operating systems.
As mentioned by Kaspersky Lab, though WannaCry ransomware is capable enough of infecting computers even without the vulnerability, EternalBlue is the most important reason in the global outbreak.