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    Hundreds of ATMs in India stop working to avoid WannaCry

    India's Department of Homeland Security says a series of automatic teller machines in the country have been temporarily shut down due to concerns over the spread of malicious code.

    A company is asking more than 300 million dong to rescue data from WannaCry / WannaCry creator receives $ 50,000 ransom

    India was among the most affected since WannaCry broke out last week. The Central Bank of India (RBI) recommends that all local banks update their ATM software immediately before malicious code can penetrate and attack. However, ATM closure is not required by RBI but is a separate decision of some banks.

    According to security experts, ATM is one of the most vulnerable systems because they run older versions of Windows. There are 220,000 ATMs in India and many of them use Windows XP.

    Windows XP was born 16 years ago and was "killed" by Microsoft in 2014. Despite having stopped supporting it for a long time, the platform still has a lot of users, including the bank's ATM systems. According to StatCounter, the number of Windows XP users is 5.26%, and Net Applications is even bigger at 7%.

    Microsoft has introduced an update to deal with WannaCry while security experts fear possible new variants of malicious code with more sophisticated attack capabilities will appear next time.

    WannaCry is a scare for millions of computer users when it affects 10,000 organizations, 200,000 individuals in 150 countries around the world after just over two days (May 11). Vietnam is in the top 20 most affected countries, besides Ukraine, India, China, Taiwan ...

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