WannaCry Ransomware Keeps Going – though slower than on Friday

Initial reports were that India dodged the WannaCry bullet. It seems the initial reports were wrong.

There was some impact of Indian government computers. Ransomware attack: 120 Gujarat govt computers affected by WannaCry virus

Around 120 computers connected to the Gujarat government’s information technology network were hit by the ransomware WannaCry virus, though no “valuable” data was compromised, a senior government official said on Monday.

That is a pretty small exposure compared to some impacts. (NHS) And there were a scattering of affected PCs around other government offices in India, but apparently nothing to bad.

And some billing was disrupted in an Indian power company. Ransomware attack: West Bengal state power companys computers hit; Kerala, AP too affected

A power department official who did not want to be named said billing for around 800,000 households was affected when the ransomware blocked access to files in the computers.

While that’s a lot of records, one of the eternal truths in government and industry is that the records of who owes what are the most secure. I have no doubt they will be billing those 800,000 people in no time at all.

As predicted, new variants have been detected in the wild. New WannaCry variant being monitored, DHS official says. But the impact has been much less than predicted. I’ve never been happier to have been proved wrong.

And this is an interesting look at the cross-section of places that were hit. WannaCry ramsomware is appearing in obscure places after global cyber attack – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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