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Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

WannaCry, The Ransomware Cyber Attack That Has Affected Computers Worldwide Has Made Its Way To India, Affecting States Like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, And Kerala.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 16 May 2017, 12:02:18 PM
Ransomware: Wanna Cry may attack Indian banking system

New Delhi:

Indian IT experts have cautioned users that ransomware Wannacry may affect various organizations in the country in the upcoming days. "There are so many states that have been affected. The first thing that they are not doing is checking what systems have been affected," Subhamangala, a cyber security expert, said.

Experts are suspecting that the next wave of attacks will be subjected to the banking sector. "Our banks may be affected in a couple of hours. We are expecting it and have informed the banks, since most of our ATMs run on the windows operating system which is the operating system effected by WannaCry," Subhamangala added.

Further, they have also warned organizations, businesses and other sectors to take required precautions and update their systems. WannaCry, the ransomware cyber attack that has affected computers worldwide has made its way to India, affecting states like West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala.

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The cyber attack has been deemed as the biggest in history even as IT specialists suggest that the cyber criminals responsible have not made much monetary benefits. 

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First Published : 16 May 2017, 11:36:00 AM