Many of us aware of the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware global cyber attack that effected many systems across the world.
According to the reports, the ransomware’s team demanded for $600 in Bitcoin to withdraw the malware from the hacked systems.
It’s been revealed that computers of various government organisations that includes police department and private organisations are effected by the malware till now.
To avoid the malware effects, RBI suggested banks to shut the ATMs to secure the banking sector from ransomware’s attack. Many officials predict the cyber attacks on ATMs because more than 60% of the ATMs are running on the out-dated windows-xp systems.
The central bank of India, RBI, suggested banks to shut the ATMs until their software gets updated. However, there is no clarity on the number of days the ATMs get closed.
So, it’s advisable to withdraw sufficient cash immediately or learn how to make digital transactions to survive post ATM closure.