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No serious impact of WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks on India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

In View Of The High Damage Potential Of The Ransomware, A Webcast Had Been Arranged By CERT-In To Create Awareness Among Users And Organisations.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 15 May 2017, 08:03:08 PM
No serious impact of WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks on India: Govt

New Delhi:

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the massive global extortion cyber attack that hit around 150 countries didn’t make any serious impact in the country, except a few smaller incidents in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Prasad said the systems run by the National Informatics Centre were secured and running smoothly.

“There is no major impact in India unlike other countries. We are keeping a close watch. As per the information received so far, there have been isolated incidents in limited areas in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh,” Prasad told reporters in Delhi.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team had on Monday issued an advisory regarding prevention of this threat.

In view of the high damage potential of the ransomware, a webcast had been arranged by CERT-In to create awareness among users and organisations.

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 “Everything seems to be normal, so far. No reports have come to Cert-In. We have been in touch with Microsoft and others...even they have not got any reports,” Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) director general Sanjay Bahl told PTI.

Earlier on Monday, the RBI gave clear directives to banks to operate their ATM networks post the machines receiving a Windows update to protect them from the cyber attack impacting systems across the world.

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First Published : 15 May 2017, 07:30:00 PM