The world is currently under a virtual siege with the massive cyber attack of the WannaCrypt ransomware. Popularly known as WannaCry , the ransomware has so far affected more than 200,000 systems in 150 countries. The WannaCry ransomware takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability and threatens users to pay $300 to $600 in Bitcoin in exchange of their encrypted files. This ransomware can affect systems running on the same network, and through malicious email attachments. The attackers are believed to have used a tool developed by the National Security Agency which was reportedly leaked. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 revealAlso Read - Windows 10 gets an expiry date: Know how long you can use it before Windows 11 is necessity
The WannaCry ransomware attack is currently being viewed as one of the worst cyber attacks in history, and the reports around it are only developing. Russia and Britain are said to have been the most affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack. The NHS England was severely affected by this attack with many hospitals resorting to pen and paper for resuming their work. Having attacked systems on an enterprise level, and on personal levels as well, users around the globe have mixed reactions around it. Here s a look at how people responded to the WannaCry ransomware attack on Twitter.
To begin with, there are experts suggesting that the WannaCry ransomware attack comes from North Korea. These speculations arise from Google and Kaspersky as well which link the pattern of the attack to that of the infamous Lazarus Group known for their attacks on Sony Pictures and a Bangladeshi bank. Here s what netizens had to say about this speculation.
P N W (@pranswa) May 16, 2017
eriyafree (@loveyltass) May 16, 2017
Andrew Hay (@andrewsmhay) May 16, 2017
There was this lot of Linux and MacOS users who took a dig at Microsoft Windows for being the main victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack. Microsoft was quick to release security patch for Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 as the company stopped supporting these operating systems. ALSO READ: No, I don t WannaCry, but we re all collectively responsible for a lot of pain around us
Linux Lite (@LinuxLite) May 16, 2017
Coke Salas (@cokesalas) May 13, 2017
It’s FOSS (@itsfoss2) May 16, 2017
And here are a few trolls on the WannaCry ransomware attack by Twitteratis in India. ALSO READ: WannaCry Ransomeware attack: Experts blame outdated, unpatched servers, see it as a wake up call for India
#WannaCry virus attack will not affect BSNL users. Even the virus will commit suicide at the 10kbps speed Internet.
Anoop Raghav (@imanoopraghav) May 16, 2017
The #WannaCry ransom virus is dead.
It entered the SBI ATM and got the message,
“Pay Rs. 25/- to get out of here”
Jayaprakash Kini (@jayaprakashkini) May 16, 2017
Indians shouldn’t be worried about #WannaCry ransomware attack on ATMs. Thanks to Modiji’s demonetization, 90% of ATMs are closed either way
Mohandas Kasai (@MohandasKasai) May 15, 2017