May 21, 2017 05:09 PM EDT
A stern warning of a renewed cyber attack of the wannacry Ransomware had been issued by the British IT Expert, Malware Tech, who stopped the assault, on Monday. Although the ransomware buster plugged the flow of cyber attacks for more computers worldwide, he adds that his job is not a 100 percent guarantee sealing the ransomware off. A virus onslaught could possibly hit tomorrow after inflicting damages to over 200,000 computers worldwide.
The wannacry ransomware may resurrect from computers that were fixed and continue the damage it already had started. Malware Tech is wary of a backdoor installation that hackers might have installed and is an avenue to inject new strains of the virus into a system. Cyberattacks began last Friday invading private computers in banks, hospitals, and government agencies that were unprotected from hackers trying to penetrate their old and vulnerable computer operating systems.
Malware Tech advises the upgrade of fixed systems to stop more wannacry ransomware cyber attacks. This is the 22-year-old blogger's recommendation to the recent cyber hacking incident causing chaos and disorder in businesses and to people affected by it. He says his solution is temporal and attackers could always change codes and try again.
According to Kaspersky Lab, data show that 98 percent of hacked computers were operating on Windows 7. Previously, it was thought of that Windows XP was the weak link that bridged the entry of the wannacry ransomware, it was not. Kaspersky identified less than one percent were running on Windows XP OS, reports Daily Mail.
Criticisms are now hurled at Microsoft for not offering free patches to flawed Windows OS. The Financial Times aired their comments that if Microsoft had doled out free software patches to unsupported Windows users, the attack could have been prevented. Six days ago, Microsoft officials blamed the US government for developing the computer vulnerability that led to the wannacry ransomware cyber attacks when NSA data were reported stolen according to the Telegraph. Now it seems that the finger pointing is directed towards the software giant, reports Gadgets NDTV.
For Brad Smith, Microsoft President, and Chief Legal Officer, the world needs to come into consensus and create a "Digital Geneva Convention" so as to avoid the onslaught from ever happening again. Microsoft has yet to answer the issues thrown at them.
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