WannaCry ransomware hits schools in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/15
By: Hsu Chih-wei, Hao Hsueh-chin and Ko Lin

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) New cases of an attack by the malicious WannaCry ransomware

(Picture downloaded from Pixabay)

were reported Monday involving 10 schools in southern Taiwan and a trading company in Taichung, central Taiwan.

According to the Ministry of Education, the malware infected 59 computers in the 10 schools.

The malware mainly affected the schools’ computers, but their core database systems remained intact, said Chan Pao-chu (詹寶珠), director of the ministry’s Department of Information and Technology Education.

The department has already issued reminders to the nation’s institutions to update the operating systems on their computers regularly, create backup files on a separate hard drive, and not to download software programs from unknown sources, Chan said.    [FULL  STORY]

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