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Wanna Cry Virus 2017 - WannaCry ransomware attack !!

Wanna Cry Virus 2017 - WannaCry ransomware attack !!

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Wanna cry computer virus 2017

In the last 24 hours, more than 70 countries have logged computer attacks on a virus called 'Wanna cry'. Earlier this Friday, Kaspersky security company issued a global security alert. It would be more than 45,000 attacks. Wanna Cry is a ransonware. The term refers to a type of attack in which the perpetrators appropriate the files of a network or an individual computer and then encrypt them so that they can not be opened with any program. To release the information you must make an appropriation in bitcoins, the internet currency. So far attacks have been reported in England, where more than 16 hospitals in the public network were 'infected'. There have also been in Spain, Russia, Turkey and China among others.

The virus is based on Microsoft security flaws. The basis of its action would be 'Eternal blue', a tool stolen from the United States Security Agency, used to steal the information. The solution, developed since the beginning of the year is to install a patch. Thus, part of the code of 'Wanna Cry' would have left the US government. Technology Watch out for one of the most dangerous computer viruses BBC World reported that "so far it is unknown who may be behind the attacks and if they were executed in a coordinated manner. However, several experts who track the situation point to the vulnerabilities reported by a group known as The Shadow Brokers, which recently claimed to have stolen hacking tools from the US National Security Agency (NSA). UU ".



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According to elperiodico.com, from Spain "the first news of the virus attack in Spain came out of Telefónica, where 'Wanna Cry' forced to shut down computers from the internal network and disconnect others who might have become infected with the malicious program, as admitted The company, which had to send many employees home to check computers. In the social networks appeared other names of great companies of Ibex, like BBVA, Iberdrola and Banco Santander. Most denied having received the virus but others were confirming that they were auditing their systems to find out if they could have been infected. " "The size of the attack makes us think that it may not be solitary wolves. It is not possible that behind these attacks is some dark branch of the intelligence services of some distant country, "said Luis Camacho, computer expert, RT. According to Sputnik, the Russian Interior Ministry reported being targeted by a cyber attack that affected its computers with the Microsoft Windows platform. "The Ministry detected a virus attack against the department's personal computers, equipped with the Windows operating system," the agency's spokeswoman Irina Volk said. The Ministry of Technologies of Colombia and the police alerted this Friday about a cyber attack that was felt in several countries and that affects the operating system of computers Microsoft Windows. "This computer incident compromises the most recent versions of Windows, from XP onwards, that are not properly updated," the two agencies said in a statement, and recommended that Colombian companies that use this platform isolate the equipment from the network .

According to the information, the attack introduces a "ransomware", a computer program that sequesters information from the team and asks for the payment of a ransom to lift the restriction. Consequently, the Colombian Government recommends avoiding the opening of e-mails with suspicious attachments that seem to warn of legal fees, claims or similar, as well as verifying the web domain of the website in case of receiving a message from a bank or state entity. This Friday a cyber attack blocked access to the computer systems of state institutions in several countries around the world. With information from Sputnik.

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