A new variant of Wcry ransomware appeared and infecting more computers than previous one It hit probably 3600 computer an hour a cyber security organization revealed.
BREAKING: Check Point Software says it found new variant of 'WannaCry' virus infecting 3,600 computers an hour
— Reuters Tech News (@ReutersTech) May 15, 2017
Researcher declared that the new virus was infecting computers, approximately one per second Till now About over 40000 computers seems to have been infected by the second variation of the Virus.
How does it works?
Uiwix works like all ransomware works. where hackers hijack User machine which encrypts the files And demands user to pay for their release through bitcoins. It’s shows the message that all your important files are encrypted Followed by the claim that says to get your files back You need to buy special software. It advice not to try any decrypt or it may result file break. it also provide set of instruction how you can pay ?
How to stop it ?
There isn’t any decryptor and neither it can be stopped If once attack starts the only way to safe is to take Prevention measures
There are some ways through which you can guard computer from ransomware
Backup your computer Regularly:
Backup your computer: by making a regular backup might Prevent any data loss a backup can save your vital Time and money if your computer gets infected by Wcry ransomware You can upload your vital data on free cloud backup Services like google dry apple cloud or Dropbox
Instant patch your windows with recent released fixes
Microsoft recently released patch for a hideous virus called Wcry ransomware The weakness lies in Microsoft windows, which was formerly exploited by US surveillance agency NSA’ Was leaked in April 2017 now being used by hackers
Always update your OS
Upgrade your OS to windows 10 as soon as you can because if any related Vulnerabilities still exist in the OS there is only way you can prevent yourself By update or upgrade your OS immediately, preferably windows 10
Install an authentic antivirus
Always install an anti virus which must be up to date to prevent your computer against this Wcry Ransomware
Be cautious of phishing
Always keep your eyes on any suspicious email file or any links which might redirect you to malicious Website or file Malicious website can infect your computer by insisting you to download some suspicious file or through Installation of unverified software
Disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server
Disabling SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server can avoid the risk of being infected by the Wcry ransomware virus Follows these steps to disable disable SMBv1, SMBv2, and SMBv3 in Windows and Windows Server