I don't want to pay ransom - WannaCry

By Shekhar Sahu on 20 May 2017 3:03 PM

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What if you lost access to all your files?  What to do if a ransomware is making you cry? Wanncry ransomware is fastest growing malware right now. It has affected over 20000 computers from over 150 countries. India is one of the hardest hit countries by the attack.

Antiransomware tool from Kaspersky for businesses

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware right now. The recent WannaCry ransomware has hit over 150 countries now and continues to spread. We have shared a few steps you must take to prevent this ransomware attack.

Kaspersky Lab a Russia based cyber security giant recently launched a free anti ransomware tool for businesses. Because the ransomware is now targeting big businesses.

I got attacked, How to remove the ransomware WannaCry?

By Shekhar Sahu on 17 May 2017 8:12 PM

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WannaCry ransomware has been giving nightmares to many of us now. If you got hit by it and lost the access to your data, chances are there that you didn't take the preventive measures. If the data is of the utmost value to you, I may understand your pain. My external HDD got corrupt two years ago. I had lost all my photographs, some of important client's. I approached the data recovery center in my city. They charged me over USD1000  for the recovery. Hell! it was a nightmare.

Ransomware jokes, WannaLaugh?

By Shekhar Sahu on 7:25 PM

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While part of the world is crying over ransomware WannaCrypt, Social networks in India are buzzing with the jokes and memes about this ransomware.

Lets check out the ransomware jokes flooding now

1. This one is relevant to the Indian IT industry

"I got attacked by ransomware
and was asked for money...
I sent them my salary slip..
Immediately, they themselves
removed it from my system."

Disable SMB Server Message Block to prevent WannaCrypt 2.0

By Shekhar Sahu on 14 May 2017 11:55 AM

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If you are reading this now, you are looking for methods to avoid the ransomware attack. By the time I wrote about the discovery of kill switch for WannaCrypt 1.0, a new version WannaCry 2.0 has been launched, and this time without a kill switch.

How do I prevent the ransomware Wannacry attack 2.0?

3. Disable Server Message Block SMB
SMB comes by default enabled on windows server and client as a windows feature.

What is a ransomware virus?

By Shekhar Sahu on 3:34 AM

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I don't WannaCry.

Ransom, as defined in the dictionary, is a sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive. These days such ransom is only seen in the typical daily soaps aka Saas-Bahu serials.

Okay, since we have heard of the ransomware attacks in the news recently. We need to know what is this new form of ransom. A ransomware is a computer virus which encrypts the files on victims computer making them inaccessible until the sum of money is paid.