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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Digital India under worldwide ransome cyber attack rooted in US Security agency!Indian companies and governments suffer and citizens lose their data deposit,Information supressed! Palash Biswas



Digital India under worldwide ransome cyber attack rooted in US Security agency!Indian companies and governments suffer and citizens lose their data deposit,Information supressed!

Palash Biswas

Every citizen or every human being has to pay for their digital consumer mobile network which is under continuous attack and you may not defend yourself as Digital India denies you the right to privacy and right to your biometric data which has been stored in government and private computer network subjected to continuous cyber attacks and fraud.Just because the workers must die for sake of capital gain ,sensex boom for the ruling caste class hegemony, just because the generations next have to be deprived of employment for privatization,disinvestment and automation at grass root level,just because natural resources owned by the people and the nation have to be handed over to corporate companies and at the same time you lose the right to life and property.


I just visited an Appolo medicin outlet to get Insuline for my wife.She has an Appolo card and I asked for discount.The workers infomed that their network is under worldwide cyber attack ransomware.


India is also under attack and we may not know about the infliction.As is happened with Banking cards which have been cloned,duplicated and hijacked for a long period and Indian Banks did not lodge any FIR.They have to pay only a small amount of insurance money but the citizens having bank account have to lose all of their earning and savings.Who cares?


Even the 130 million AAdahar and Bank account leakage were justified as the government of India declared that the citizens have no right on their biometric data and physical integrity.


What is the threat to a country like India?


As India goes increasingly digital, our vulnerability as well as the resultant impact increase too. For instance, a ransomware attack can easily hold a service like the Delhi Metro or a power utility to ransom, quite literally. Also, the fact that a lot of what we have online is now also connected to the Aadhar data of over a billion Indians makes the threat even more real and worrisome.As Wannacry, Wannacry ransomware, Wannacry cyberattack, what is Wannacry, how to stop Wannacry, Wannacry ransomware attack, Wannacry attack, cyberattack, ransomware attack, Windows, Microsoft, NHS cyberattack, technology, technology news WannaCry cyber-attack has affected nearly hundred countries around the world. (Image credit: Malwaretech).


It is the scenario of good days ahead heralding technological infinite.We miss opposition or resistance whatsoever or the basic understand of this digital, Etailing, networking disaster!


For an instance,in England,the cyber-attack that disrupted NHS systems and forced operations to be cancelled throughout the UK on Saturday has become a bitterly contested election issue, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats blaming the crisis on the government's failure!But Indian politics crying for EVM fraud has nothing to do with digital fraud all around.


Indian politics has nothing to do for the safety,security, freedom and integrity of the nation and its citizens and it has never opposed digital ethnic cleansing and never would just because the political class is all about billionaires and millionaires and it never represents the taxpayers and citizens of India.


 What if Friday's global cyberattack on businesses, universities, and health systems has reached new size, with large institutions and security experts hurrying to address a breach that has now affected nearly 100 countries including India,Strategic partner of United States of America,Britain and Israel in America`s war against terror ,the mother of terrorism,war and civil war,cyber crimes!


Mind you,Security researchers with Kaspersky Lab have recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 99 countries including India!Latest estimates have suggested up to 75,000 individuals across nearly 100 countries were affected by the massive cyber attack that locked down computers and demanded a ransom.The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world—from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European car factories.


A total of 48 of England's NHS trusts were hit by Friday's cyber-attack, but only six are not yet back to normal, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said.We never know the status in India!While globally organisations like UK's National Health Services (NHS) and companies like Renault, fedex and Telefonica have come out and announced they were hit but no Indian company has come out and announced that their PCs were compromised.


It is alarming.Digital network is hijacked time and again.Indian companies have been hit in this recent attack. There has been an exponential rise in ransomware cases in the last one year. 


It should be kept in mind that Today, cybercriminals have become extremely tech savvy, and each ransomware has its own unique way of encrypting.. 


Thus,another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned.


Earlier 130 million Adhar and Bank accounts`data have been leaked.ATM,DEBIT Credit card pns were stolen.Deposit in Bank Acoount is no more safe irrespective of the Banking Security System as it is linked to Aaadhar which is the gateway of all cyber fraud as privacy and secret about every citizen has been subjected to ransome just to kill the working class with Atomation tool.


Mind you,UID project is originally a Nato Plan to ensure surveillance of every human being to defend US corporate and strategic interest all on the name of America`s war against Terror which justifies monopolistic aggression against humanity and nature worldwide.



Latest worldwide cyber attack roots in US Security agancy.Like all malware, ransomware too exploits vulnerabilities in operating systems. Strangely, in this instance, the hackers could have used the 'Eternal Blue hacking weapon' created by America's National Security Agency (NSA) to gain access to Microsoft Windows computers used by terror outfits and enemy states.


However,the Centre on Saturday issued a security alert to computer users, following a wave of cyberattacks that wreaked havoc across the globe. In India, about 100 computers of the Andhra Pradesh Police have been affected, according to the monitoring arm of the ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.


The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a nodal agency under the ministry to deal with cyber security emergencies, said a new ransomware named Wannacry was spreading widely.


WannaCrypt encrypts files on infected Windows systems, and spreads by using a vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named Eternal-Blue, it said. The ransomware infects other computers on a network and spreads through malicious attachments to emails, according to the advisory. 


By the way, in the end it cost @malwaretechblog just $10.69 to buy the domain name that would kill WannaCry, arguably the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen. But by then, this crypto-ransomware, also called WannaCrypt, had hit at least 45,000 computers spread over 74 countries demanding a $300 ransom in Bitcoins to restore access to these devices and the information inside. Alarmingly, the attack also affected UK's National Health Service stalling surgeries and other work across the British Isles as patient information and documents became inaccessible.


Indian Express further investigates:


What is ransomware?

There are many types of malware that affect a computer ranging from those that steal your information to those that just delete everything on it. Ransomware, on the other hand, prevents users from accessing their devices and data till a certain amount is paid to its creator as ransom. Ransomware usually locks computers, encrypts the data on it and prevents other software and apps from running. The WanaCrypt0r 2.0 bug, for instance, wants $300 to be paid in Bitcoins to unlock the affected computers. However, paying the ransom is no guarantee for getting the files will be restored and might just open up new attacks.


Aaditya Uthappa, Director – Enterprise Business, Paladion Networks, says this is criminal behaviour and the owners/authors of the ransomware are under no obligation to fulfil their promise of unlocking our files. Suggesting that this could be sensed as an opportunity to continue extorting money, he adds that it is better to get help from the cyber police cell before making a decision.

How do ransomware attacks take place?


Like all malware, ransomware too exploits vulnerabilities in operating systems. Strangely, in this instance, the hackers could have used the 'Eternal Blue hacking weapon' created by America's National Security Agency (NSA) to gain access to Microsoft Windows computers used by terror outfits and enemy states.


Microsoft claims it "released a security update which addresses the vulnerability that these attacks are exploiting" in March itself and advised users to update their systems in order to deploy the latest patches. A post attributed to Phillip Misner, Principal Security Group Manager Microsoft Security Response Center, said some of the attacks were using "common phishing tactics" like malicious attachments and asked users to be cautious while opening attachments.


Wannacry, Wannacry ransomware, Wannacry cyberattack, what is Wannacry, how to stop Wannacry, Wannacry ransomware attack, Wannacry attack, cyberattack, ransomware attack, Windows, Microsoft, NHS cyberattack, technology, technology news WannaCrypt had hit at least 45,000 computers spread over 74 countries demanding a $300 ransom in Bitcoins to restore access to these devices and the information inside. 


What can be the impact of a ransomware attack?


Depending on the critical nature of the computer involved, any malware attack can have serious implications in the highly digitised worlds we live in. In the WannaCry attack it is reported that many surgeries had to be put off, x-rays cancelled and ambulances called back. For many years it has been feared than an attack of this nature can bring public utilities or transport systems to a halt. And that is why a lot of stress is being laid on security of these properties across the world. If a service like an urban metro rail is target, you can rest assured that the ransom will be way above $300.



How to respond to a ransomware attack?

Disconnect from the internet to ensure there is no further infection or exfiltrating of data as the ransomware will be unable to reach the command and control servers. Set BIOS clock back in case the ransomware has a time limit associated to it as with WannaCry. You can also reach out to the Cyber Police Cell of your state immediately. Sites like nomoreransom.org or bleepingcomputer.com can also help

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