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India steps up cyber vigil
PTI | Monday, 15 May 2017 AT 12:08 AM IST
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New Delhi: Critical infrastructure agencies including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets have been asked to take precautions to shield themselves against the crippling global ransomware attack ‘wannacry’.

The ransomware has hit systems in over 100 countries and is expected to intensify on Monday. In India, the Maharashtra Police department said it was partially hit by the ransomware. “Cyber experts have been engaged to fix the systems,” a senior police officer said, adding the extent of data damage hasn’t been ascertained. There have been reports of some systems of Andhra Pradesh Police being affected as well.

India’s cybersecurity unit CERT-In has reached out to all government agencies and public utilities to stay alert. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) Director General Sanjay Bahl said advisories have been issued to all Central and state government agencies. A list of dos and donts has been shared with all vital installations, networks and public utilities.

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