What’s WannaCry Ransomware Attack?
You must have heard either from the news or friends that over hundreds of thousand of computers were hit globally by the ransomware cyberattack called “WannaCry”, which the group behind the attached claimed was via a vulnerability stolen from the United States National Security Agency. And China is among the worst hit countries.
The WannaCry ransomware, as its name suggests, is a kind of virus that hold files on one’s computer hostage until the user pays the amount asked for decrypting files encrypted by hackers. While we’re shocked about how hackers can carry out an attack of such a large scale, we’re also pondering how it is possible.
It takes advantage of the vulnerability in older Microsoft Windows operating systems as some users are reluctant to install the latest security update, which leaves computers vulnerable for any attack.
How Can You Get Your Files Back?
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