48,000 Ransomware Attempts Identified In India

A cyber security company lately claimed that it has become aware of almost 48,000 attack attempts of ransomware in India, with West Bengal suffering the most occurrences. This statement was made by none other than Quick Heal Technologies.

The company has “become aware of almost 48,000 Shadow Broker hits accountable for ‘WannaCry ransomware’ epidemic in the country”, it claimed while speaking to media. “Our inspection is that the assault is not targeted towards any specific sector but it is extensively stretched across companies particularly those organizations which are connected and online,” Sanjay Katkar, Managing Director of Quick Heal Technologies claimed.

48,000 Ransomware Attempts Identified In India

The Pune-based firm claimed that 60% of the efforts by the nasty WannaCry ransomware were focused at ventures, while 40% were targeted on individual users. It further added that there have been almost 700 grief calls by users in the past couple of days, following the detection of the attacks, which has affected 150 nations all over the world.

The top 5 cities affected by the WannaCry ransomware are Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, and Mumbai, at the same time the top five states with most discovery are Maharashtra, West Bengal, NCR (Delhi), Gujarat, and Odisha. From the above two list, Kolkata is the most affected city, while West Bengal is the most affected state.

Quick Heal Technologies claimed it “effectively spotted” the activity of ransomware and “cleaned the nasty file accountable for data encryption from all the assaulted systems”. It claimed that PCs operating on the server and desktop versions of the Microsoft Windows OS are most affected. “Systems which did not put a patch upgrade for this vulnerability were impacted by the WannaCry ransomware that employs worm-like behavior to impact weak systems in the network,” it clarified.

Indian computer systems have mostly got away from a worldwide ransomware attack since the companies and government installed security patches to obtain an advantage in opposition to the first signal of an unrivalled worldwide cyber attack. Over 2 Lakh PCs in no less than 150 nations are claimed to have been infected. In India, hardly any isolated incidents in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu were reported.

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