Explore the latest news and trends  

Sign up for our weekly security newsletter

Be the first to receive important updates on security


Ransomware a Looming Threat, Companies Short of Updating Software


Although ransomware threat is looming large inside the city, a lot of firms seemingly aren't at all hastening towards making their software up-to-date.


In 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack wreaked havoc worldwide. Along with many countries, India too felt the attack's fallout when it hit the website of Andhra Pradesh police. Nevertheless, even when certain security patch was issued during March, firms and organizations even now haven't made their software up-to-date for making sure their information is secured. To deal with a security bug, which WannaCry attackers exploit, this patch has been developed.


With WannaCry spreading globally, all huge networks like British Telecom (BT) need 24x7 monitoring. Therefore, about 3,000 people scattered all over the world take care of BT's security, meaning they aren't all situated within UK.


Thus, security personnel in groups execute their functioning from Brazil and all the way up to Australia. In United Kingdom, the main junction of the network is at Sevenoaks, while several other hubs are scattered nationwide.


To tackle cyber attacks, information sharing is most important. According to Mark Hughes, chief of BT's security, he often discusses with counterparts within remaining nation states, most importantly, the United States network AT&T. Bt.com posted this dated July 10, 2017.


Within large business organizations, application software designed for an app may get impacted from security patches. As a result, there is gestation between the patch's implementation as well as the most recent edition, says Society for Cyberabad Security Council's Secretary Bharani Kumar Aroll.


Whilst majority of companies' initiative is short of actual requirement, ransomware threat gets more and more lethal. Each day a ransomware attack is getting discovered. Threats like Petya, zero-day, UiWix and Mischa are others of the kind.


When Petya strikes, the PC operator can't access the entire system because the malware pounces on the disk's low-level structures rather than encrypt files. Whereas Mischa and Petya proliferate via phishing e-mails, UiWix encrypts data files followed with renaming them by exploiting certain Windows OS flaw. It's canvassed as being stronger than WannaCry owing to the ransomware's "kill switch" not there which otherwise could destroy it.

» SPAMfighter News - 7/11/2017

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Dear Reader

We are happy to see you are reading our IT Security News.

We do believe, that the foundation for a good work environment starts with fast, secure and high performing computers. If you agree, then you should take a look at our Business Solutions to Spam Filter & Antivirus for even the latest version of Exchange Servers - your colleagues will appreciate it!

Go back to previous page