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WannaCry – A ransomware

What is WannaCry?

WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor) is a ransomware program targeted on Microsoft Systems as on May 12, 2017. It is said that more than 2 lac systems were infected in more than 150 countries. Most affected in Russia (>70%) followed by Ukraine (<10%) and India (<10%). It demands a ransom of $300 payable as Bitcoin along with warning that the sum will be doubled in 3 days. It encrypts important files in the computer, locks them up from decrypting and preventing access to it, changes the desktop’s wallpaper to textual warning along with the desktop program with detailed explanation in almost all 28 major languages.

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