WannaCry, the ransomware worm, made news in 2017 after it generated panic in different nations all over the world. India was no exemption from the assault. A year after when most of the infrastructure related with the ransomware has been shut down, new claims have surfaced stating that the malware is still present in dormant form.
This is monitored by telemetry servers of eScan, the Internet security provider. In an interview the firm claimed that telemetry servers of eScan have been getting suggestive pieces of WannaCry ransomware on standard basis.
The telemetry servers monitored that various and newer variants of ransomwares are being included to the group. Those in active phase comprise ZZZ and GandCrab. The security solutions company claimed that GandCrab has taken the limelight in past couple of weeks and is growing at a much quicker rate.
According to the observations, the next measure of evolution for ransomware will be crypto mining. This will be paired with ransomwares to pinch sensitive data. The firm claimed that the WannaCry assaults will persist in their dormant form till the end of this year when it is fully eliminated similar to DNS changer botnet or Conflicker worm.
Ransomware assaults in India have seen a jump in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala. Xtbl, GandCrab, Dharma, Korean, and CrySiS are some of the ransomware versions appearing all over the nation.
On a related note, nasty crypto miners added up for 32% of cyber assaults in the initial half of this year, while ransomware added up for 8% such assaults, as per a new report. This was claimed in mid-year update to the Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report of Skybox Security, the cyber security provider. The report plans to assist companies align their security tactic by analyzing exploits, vulnerabilities, and threats in play.