Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Cyberattack effect Over 2 lakh ATMs in India to be closed for software update

But some organizations didn't apply it, and others were running older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports. Even though there are ways to install the latest updates on updates on Windows which are not genuine, Microsoft is also implementing restrictions every once in a while, so depending on the release, it could be more or less hard to patch a pirated Windows copy.

"The Ransomware virus is a virus that affects computer systems and locks up the files on your computer and encrypts them in a way that you can not access them anymore", said Harinder Singh Sekhon, in-charge, cyber cell.

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, explicitly told clients to update their software, but also pointed a finger at the National Security Agency and the governments that tech firms have conflicted over privacy issues.

The virus, nicknamed WannaCry, infects Windows computer systems that have not received the latest security update.

NCC urged subscribers who use their smartphones as substitutes to computers for Internet access to protect themselves and their devices by not opening e-mail attachments/links from unknown sources; not clicking pop-ups and applets on unknown websites and installing effective antivirus software for their mobile devices. That could saddle the company with the XP albatross for many years past when it hoped to be free from having to maintain the software.

To keep the world safe these things have to be done.

While banks and critical organisations have tightened their security systems following the global WannaCrypt ransomeware assault of the weekend, there is a blame game brewing in the US over who was responsible. On its own, the shared code is little more than an intriguing lead. But in this case, according to Kaspersky Lab, the shared code was removed from the versions of WannaCry that are now circulating, which reduces the likelihood of such a "false flag" attempt at misdirection.

As for Microsoft, some intelligence agency experts questioned its NSA criticism, saying it's unreasonable for the company to ask governments to stop using its products as a way to attack and monitor enemies.

EternalBlue exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems. It was also developed by the agency, reports the Telegraph, and stolen by hackers in March. "Occasionally mistakes happen", he added.

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