Indian IT firms reported that the ransomware WannaCry demands $300 in bitcoins to release the infected system and its data.
The IT world is under huge threat for the past three days as the ransomware called WannaCry, the fast-spreading virus that has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in business damage to corporations and government utilities.
The impact of WannaCry gives different experiences in the IT surface.
A top executive who is working in an Indian multinational company got shocked yesterday that a bill of Rs.19,000 landed up at his company for the usage of free Wi-Fi at a five-star hotel coffee shop.
The CEO of another company, based in New Delhi, clicked on an unknown link by mistake that shut down his entire business data. Followed by the jolt, the laptops of the executive and the CEO were compromised by WannaCry, the malicious fast-spreading virus that has demanded $300 value of Bitcoins to release the blocked data of the system.
Lawyers and the experts are advising people to not pay in any form to WannaCry to get their systems unlocked. But there would be some companies have paid the ransom to retrieve their data. According to reports, the hackers seem to have collected around $42,000 value of bitcoins around the world.
A Twitter handle, @actual_ransom, that defines itself as “a bot that is watching the bitcoin wallets clenched to WannaCry ransomware attack” is giving live updates of bitcoins paid by companies globally.
But a cybercrime expert with a consultancy says that we can’t trust the authenticity of this report.
Yet the ‘cry’ continuous…