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Saturday, 13 May 2017 - 13:34
Sri Lanka not affected by the Cyber attack
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A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world.

Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands 300 Dollars in Bitcoin.

In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online.

There have been reports of infections in 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan.

However, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team stated that incidents of local computer systems being affected by the ransomware computer virus, have not been reported so far.

Its Chief Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandraguptha stated that computer systems in the public sector were seldom used during the past few days due to Vesak holidays.

Furthermore, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team advises not to open email from unknown sources to avoid the risk of being affected by the cyber attack.

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