The number of computers infected by the global ransomware attack in India has, and it has increased to around 193 on this Thursday from the day ago, the central cybersecurity official reported, adding some steps that taken by the government have helped limit its spread.
Indian Small businesses and many individuals were continually saying that it hit by the cyber-extortion campaign that started on Friday and it has affected the computers around the world, interrupting in essential services and it is forcing them to meet some unidentified hackers of ransom demand.
New Delhi-based Computer Emergency Response Team is now carrying out the regular drill to make sure of the minimum damage to the country, the head of this team Mr. Sanjay Bahl said to Reuters on Thursday. They are encouraging the people to come forward and inform the agency about any attack.
The government said that the state organization such as the managing government websites and the building supercomputers had immediately installed the security patches that issued by Microsoft the immunizing their system.
The analysts have given the statement that a lot of ransomware attack in India has gone unreported because of the high use of the readily available pirated software by the small companies.
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“Those who are all using that pirated software, they don’t even have any patch,” Bahl said. “They not even report on any attack. They have no option but to go for anything new.”