CERT issued information on ransomware named as “Wannacry” and it is spreading widely – State Bank of India said they are not affected

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Through a mail communication Central Government of India agency has informed IBG NEWS that CERT has made a webcast to fight ransomeware threats.

It further says “it has been reported that a new ransomware named as “Wannacry” is spreading widely. Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by exploiting vulnerable Windows Systems. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team has issued advisory regarding prevention of this threat.

In view of high damage potential of the ransomware a webcast has been arranged to create awareness among users/organisations.

The webcast on the topic “Prevention of WannaCry Ransomware Threat – session by CERT-In” will be broadcast on http://webcast.gov.in/cert-in/ on 15th May 2017 at 11 AM”

While talking to SBI CGM Partha Pratim Sengupta during the Home Loan press meet at Samridhi Bhavan Kolkata he said there network is out of internet and hence they are safe. Approx 1000 plus ATM of SBI will be installed with patch released by RBI for safety and precaution. There will be no impact on service under normal condition.

SBI Home Loan - Kolkata
SBI Home Loan – Kolkata

 

 

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