WannaCry Ransomware: Here are best practices to prevent attacks

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it.

Updated: May 16, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
WannaCry Ransomware: Here are best practices to prevent attacks

New Delhi: Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse. More advanced malware encrypts the victim's files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.The ransomware may also encrypt the computer's Master File Table (MFT) or the entire hard drive.

Here are best practices to prevent attacks:

Courtesy: www.cert-in.org.in