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WannaCry close call for India, govt must open up on cyber attacks

Analysts ask govt to open up about cyber attacks to deal with such challenges

BS Reporters  |  Bengaluru/ Chennai/ Delhi 

India might have escaped the worst of WannaCry, the ransomware that affected Windows-based computer systems across the globe over the weekend, said experts on Monday. Industry, however, was on high alert to avert any attack. The ransomware, first detected last Friday, locks down computers and demands a ransom to unlock the data stored in these systems. It had affected about 150 countries across the globe, with Russia and the UK being the worst affected. India, too, reported a number of cases of computers being locked down, including some computers of the Andhra Pradesh ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 09:00 IST
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