India might have escaped the worst of WannaCry, the ransomware that affected Windows-based computer systems across the globe over the weekend, said experts on Monday. Industry, however, was on high alert to avert any attack.
The ransomware, first detected last Friday, locks down computers and demands a ransom to unlock the data stored in these systems. It had affected about 150 countries across the globe, with Russia and the UK being the worst affected. India, too, reported a number of cases of computers being locked down, including some computers of the Andhra Pradesh police.
VIJAYAWADA: India has become one of the several nations including Russia and Britain, that have been affected by a cyber attack that infected computers.
The worldwide WannaCry ransomware hacker attack has reportedly affected about 25 per cent of the computer network of the Andhra Pradesh police department on Saturday, told the authorities. Computers in 18 police units in Chittoor, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts were affected.