India’s cyber security agency has yet to receive any reports of a latest ransomware attack hitting computers there, its boss told Reuters on Tuesday, after a Swiss government agency identified India as one of the main victims.
Sanjay Bahl of the New Delhi-based Computer Emergency Response Team said he was monitoring the situation.
The ransomware that took the world by surprise on Tuesday has already locked about 2,000 computers across the globe including countries like UK, Russia, the Netherlands France and Ukraine, Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow based cyber security firm said.
“The company’s telemetry data indicates around 2,000 attacked users so far. Organizations in Russia and the Ukraine are the most affected, and we have also registered hits in Poland, Italy, the UK, Germany, France, the US and several other countries,” Kaspersky said in a statement.
This appears to be a complex attack which involves several attack vectors. We can confirm that a modified EternalBlue exploit is used for propagation at least within the corporate network. Kaspersky Lab detects the threat as UDS:DangeroundObject.Multi.Generic, the statement added.