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Ransomware attack continues at hospitals in Odisha


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kesinga, May 20:

The WannaCry ransomware attack on hospitals in Odisha continues unabated as the malware was allegedly detected in two computers of Kesinga community health centre (CHC) in Kalahandi district and one system at the sickle cell unit of the blood bank at VIMSAR in Sambalpur district today.

Kesinga CHC Medical Officer Dr Satya Sai Nayak has lodged a complaint in this regard with police.

According to reports, two computers of the medicine distribution counter of the CHC has been infected by the ransomware.

Medicine distribution was severely affected after the incident, sources said.

On the other hand, the Sambalpur District Information Officer will probe into the detection of WannaCry ransomware at VIMSAR.

Earlier, the malware had affected computers at Berhampur city hospital and Purusottampur community health centre.

WannaCry– the ransomware malware– has the ability to spread itself within corporate networks, without user interaction, by exploiting a known vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.

Computers which do not have the latest Windows security updates are at the risk of infection.

Hackers behind the massive ransomware attack have created havoc in over 150 countries.