China issues warning for new ransomware virus


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 18 May 2017

A photo taken on May 15, 2017 shows staff monitoring the spread of ransomware cyber-attacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) in Seoul More cyberattacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, a South Korean cybersecurity expert warned May 16 as fingers pointed at the North. More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by the ransom cyberattack, described as the largest ever of its kind, over the weekend. / AFP PHOTO / YONHAP / YONHAP / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT NO ARCHIVES RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

BEIJING: China has urged Windows users to protect themselves against a new ransomware virus similar to the WannaCry bug that wreaked havoc worldwide last week. 

”UIWIX” encrypts and renames files through a bug in the Windows operating system, China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (CVERC) warned in a public announcement Wednesday, telling users to install the latest Microsoft update. 

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