Govt asks people to back-up data against global cyber attack

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 17:49:48
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Govt asks people to back-up data against global cyber attack

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division Tuesday issued an advisory on a ransomware virus asking people to backup their computer data.

The virus "WannaCry" or "Wannacrypt" is attacking many computers worldwide since Friday. 

The virus swept computers running on Microsoft Windows Operating System, especially Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003.

"Regularly update the operating systems, with keeping the windows automatic update activated," the advisory said, reports BSS. 

For windows, the ICT advised updating the computer with MS17-010 patch.

It also strongly recommended avoiding downloading and opening unsolicited files and attachments.

"Never click any unknown link without verifying the source" it said.

Besides, the ICT advised updating security system and anti-virus of before browsing internet.

It asked people to visit https://www.cirt.gov.bd/wannacry-ransomeware-how-to-protect-yourself/, for details.

 
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