5 Ways to Protect From Wannacry Ransomware Hackers — Smarther
Wannacry Ransomware is one of the biggest cyber attack ever in web which targeting PCs in many countries across the globe. Be aware about the new malware which attacking the world and try protect from hackers. Don’t know what is Wannacry Ransomware and how to protect from it? then check out below.
What is WannaCry?
It’s the name for a prolific hacking attack known as “ransomware,” that holds your computer hostage until you pay a ransom.
The attackers targeting top countries around the globe, its has been brought computer systems from Russia to China and then UK and US, which blocks entire system and demands huge pay a ransom or lose everything.
According to the reports by Cnet, So far 200,000 computers has been affected by this new malware in 150 countries. The victims for ransomware attack includes hospitals, banks, telecommunication and warehouses.
How ransomeware infects a computer?
• Email is sent to a user’s address.
• Email is opened on a machine belonging to a target organisation’s network.
• Virus infects machine with “ransomware” — computer is locked and displays message demanding payment to restore access.
• Ransomware is spread across all machines connected to the network.