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RANSOMWARE CYBERATTACKS WORLDWIDE, TAIWAN THE SECOND TOP TARGET|勒索病毒「駭」全球 台灣成重災區

Good Morning Taiwan
2017-05-14
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A ransomware called "Wannacry" is attacking millions of personal computers worldwide and Taiwan is among the worst-hit countries but the extent of damage remained uncertain. You may wonder what is ransomware and how does that work? It is a kind of cyber attack with hackers taking control of a computer system and blocking access to it and locking all the files until a ransom is paid, usually in the form of bitcoin. The unprecedented ransomware attack has hit nearly 100 countries before it was halted temporarily by a UK researcher, who also warned that the attack could be rebooted.


Hackers have launched a powerful ransomware 'WannaCry' globally. Russian banks, British hospitals, Spanish telecommunication groups, U.S. Federal Express and all others in more than 74 countries are under attack.

==VARUN BADHWAR RedLock CEO==
In the last 24 hours we've seen over 45,000 systems get infected with a ransomware across 74 different countries. And effectively what it's done is it's locked people out of their computers, hidden and encrypted their data, which they no longer can access until they pay the ransom fee.

Cyber security experts pointed out, this ransomware freezes up a computer and flashes a message demanding payment to unlock the user's data. Over 45,000 attacks are reported, and this malicious software makes self-duplications. Experts suggest users to download updates for Windows.

==MAO CHING-HAO Section Chief, Cybersecurity Technology Institute, III==
Microsoft starts with its basic maintenance from Windows 7. Updating its system platform is a better way for improvement. However, hackers found loopholes and launched attacks during the system manufacturer taken time to code updates. Were users really following instruction and download updates for window systems? Actually this is also very critical.

Taiwan is the world's second most hit target by WannaCry. Some Facebook users in Taiwan posted their company's entry systems were hacked, computer monitors prompted red dialogue boxes. The Executive Yuan stated, it has ordered the National Center for Cyber Security Technology, National Communication Commission and Financial Supervisory Commission for taking preventive measures.

TRANSLATED BY: ANTHONY LIN


網路駭客攻擊一波接一波,駭客病毒"WannaCry",俗稱"綁架軟體",這次加密驗算更刁鑽,已在全球各地發動攻擊,根據國際媒體報導,超過74國電腦遭攻擊,而台灣成了重災區,不少人、甚至企業,重要檔案遭加密,被要求付等值300美元的比特幣作為贖金!

更強大的綁架軟體"WannaCry",在全球各地掀起大規模駭客攻擊。變種的勒索病毒,率先攻擊俄羅斯,當地銀行也被鎖定,英國醫院電腦網路、西班牙電信巨擘西班牙電信集團,以及美國聯邦快遞公司等公司,超過74國遭攻擊。

==RedLock雲端資安執行長 Varun==
在過去24小時內
我們看到超過4萬5千個系統
在74個不同的國家被攻擊了
將電腦中鎖定
並隱藏而且加密了他們的資料
直到他們支付贖金之前
這些資料將無法開啟

資安專家指出,這次變種綁架病毒會先將電腦鎖死,文件、圖檔將自動加密,變成無法打開的檔案。截至目前已發生超過4萬5000起攻擊事件,而且這惡意軟體,還是會自我複製的"蠕蟲",蔓延速度快,專家建議,使用微軟作業系統要立即下載系統補丁。

==資策會資安科技研究所組長 毛敬豪==
他(微軟)現在最基本的維護
就是從(windows)7開始
現在更新到這個軟體的作業系統
會是比較好的做法
但是往往這個駭客攻擊
他其實他找到漏洞
往往這個大廠要修復
還需要一點時間
還有就是民眾是不是有去
真的依照大廠的建議去做補丁
就是去更新他的作業系統
其實這也是非常重要的關鍵

這波駭客攻擊,台灣成了第二大受災國。有網友在臉書社團發文說,連進出廠刷卡系統也被駭,電腦螢幕直接跳出被綁架的紅色對話框!對此,行政院上午表示,目前已透過資安辦公室、NCC,和金管會進行預防措施,並強調,目前沒接到任何受害訊息。

記者黃立偉 陳昌維 台北報導