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Ways To Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

Ways To Become a Smaller Target for Ransomware Hackers

This means that most government departments and businesses in the Middle East were closed, possibly averting mass disruption in a region where the use of Windows XP and 2003 operating systems is prevalent. Microsoft released a patch for all of its operating systems, including those no longer supported, to fix the EternalBlue flaw.

Since increasing numbers of systems running older versions of Windows were affected, Microsoft had made a decision to push an emergency patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, urging users to deploy the patch as soon as possible to limit the impact of WannaCry.

WannaCry ransomware could be named as the most powerful cyber attack, affecting millions of systems around the world.

According to Ryan Kalember, the senior vice president for cybersecurity at Proofpoint, the attack employed the same hacking tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked to the public by the hacker group Shadow Brokers in April to exploit vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows operating system.

But with Microsoft making an exception this time and providing the patch free to XP users, it may come under pressure to do the same next time it issues a critical security update.

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"Out of the box computers are set to update regularly", Nash said.

The phenomenon of companies failing to update their systems has been a persistent security problem for years.

Experts say the attackers might get more than $1 billion from the scam, although as of Saturday, only $33,000 was deposited into several Bitcoin accounts associated with the ransomware.

He agreed with Smith's statement that the attack should serve as a wake-up call to all about cybersecurity.

Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based blogger who runs BleepingComputer.com, says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime.

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Computers in 150 countries have been affected. Windows XP and Vista were found most vulnerable to the attack.

Alongside Dame Fiona's review, the Care Quality Commission's July 2016 Care Quality Commission review into cyber security "Safe Data, Safe Care" also highlighted the risk posed by outdated IT systems.

On top of that, critics say, the government didn't notify companies like Microsoft about the vulnerabilities quickly enough. We increasingly are among the first responders to attacks on the internet.

Smith said that Friday's attack demonstrated how cyber security was becoming a shared responsibility between customer and supplier.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and have instructed the local IT teams of our bank to keep a watch on the systems in branches", a banker with the State Bank of India told ET.

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