The global ransomware attack has affected lots of computer systems in the world. This attack was first noticed from France, USA, Sweden after that it affected more than 150 countries in the world.
This malware which is known as wannacry ransomware first decrypt or we can say locked the user information in their own computer then it demand 300$ via bitcoin which is peer to peer payment gateway.
In India report by economic times, there were approximately 48000 computers affected by this ransomware virus.
Image srcHow to be Safe from this Virus?
1 – Don’t download any data from pirated site.
2 – Don’t download any suspicious link from the e-mail.
3 – Update your windows system because Microsoft has released the patch for this particular ransomware.
4 – Update your AntiVirus approximately all antivirus companies released the patch for this attack.
5 – Make the backup of your important data to external hard disc or in pen drive to be on safer side.
How a 22-year-old hacker stopped this attack by just registering a domain?
An England-based ethical hacker who work for security company was analyzing the code of malware then he identify that there is a condition in code which is trying to connect to a particular domain which was not registered if this domain send request back then malware will stop working and if it is not sending request back then malware got activated.
He registered that domain worth 11$ and after that malware attack got stopped. When domain got activated it got huge traffic in that domain in which we were able to identify which countries affected from this virus.
Below image is showing affected countries by this attack –