Communications Authority sends alert on global cyber attack
SEE ALSO :Mobile cash transfers fall 30 per centPayment of the ransom however does not guarantee that the files will be restored as the BBC reported about an incident in the UK where medical personnel saw their computer go down one by one after being attacked by the virus believed to have been created by tools stolen from America’s National Security Agency (NSA). The BBC Saturday reported that the NSA tools whose key role was to check vulnerabilities on Windows systems, “were stolen by a group of hackers known as The Shadow Brokers.” CA’s boss Francis Wangusi said Saturday that “Once a computer has been affected, it tries to infect other computer within the same network”. “The ransom ware virus, which goes by the name Winery or WannaCrypt0r or WanaDecrypt0r, has been reported to have infected tens of thousands in many countries around the world and continues to spread,” he said. Most at risk are those using computers running on old Windows operating systems especially Windows XP. Microsoft however has said it would roll out the update to users of older operating systems.
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