Ransomware: No report yet of 'WannaCry' hit on Indian network

"Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind", the NCSC said in a statement.

NSA does not discuss its capabilities, and some computer experts say the MS17-010 exploit was developed unknown parties using the name Equation Group (which may also be linked to NSA). But Microsoft's security patch released in March should protect US networks for those who install it. As a result, hospitals, businesses, governments, and computers at homes were affected.

While the scale of the attack shows Microsoft needs to strengthen its own capabilities, "there is simply no way for customers to protect themselves against threats unless they update their system", Smith said in his blog post.

Organisations across Scotland have been warned to take steps to protect cyber security as systems get back up and running on Monday.

The effects were felt around the globe, disrupting computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in nations as diverse as Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and the U.S. Britain's National Health Service was hit hard, while Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica, FedEx Corp.in the U.S. and French carmaker Renault all reported disruptions.

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Pretty quickly after the size of the ransomware problem came to light the next question was why it happened and fingers were pointed at the use, particularly in the NHS, of the Windows XP OS.

The red-coloured "critical alert" was issued by the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet domain.

Microsoft took aim at the US government for "stockpiling" software code that was used by unknown hackers to launch the attacks.

Smith was clear that his company holds the NSA responsible for the efficacy of WannaCry's infection vector. 'This is an emerging pattern in 2017.

"An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the United States military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen", Smith wrote. WannaCrypt used a purloined EternalBlue exploit originally developed by the US National Security Agency before it was leaked by the Shadow Brokers last month.

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Europol estimates that the attack has hit at least 150 countries and infected 200,000 machines. They need to take a different approach and adhere in cyberspace to the same rules applied to weapons in the physical world.

Had it not been for a young cybersecurity researcher's accidental discovery of a so-called "kill switch", the malicious software likely would have spread much farther and faster.

A local hospital said one of its computers was found early on Sunday to have been attacked by the WannaCry ransomware virus, one day after the government reported there had been no incidents of ransomware infection involving government agencies and hospitals in Taiwan.

The Scottish Prison Service said its email systems and website were down for a period of time as work was carried out to make them safe.

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