Cyber Attack – Microsoft’s Support Service
Cyber attack is a computer based abnormality, which helps gain access the data from the hard disk to the person who initiates the attack. This attack injects the virus into the system and collapses all the information. Each and every virus used in cyber attacks has different objectives to complete. The objectives may vary from deleting files, locking the same, crippling partially or fully, to letting the hacker use your data. This may lead to the devastation of all the IT companies, which in turn is malicious to the service sector, which runs most of the economic and global financial forefronts. Hackers program these types of vulnerability and spread these on the internet by means of email or applications that are available for download from unauthorized sites. Microsoft has been providing support Service in dealing with these attacks, time to time.
Last Friday world faced a huge digital attack. The application “WannaCrypt” circulated all over the world, via internet. The attack was initially started from United kingdom and Spain. It blocks the information in the computers and demand the customer to pay a ransom in terms of bitcoins. Bitcoin is a digital currency used only for online transactions. For your reference, the current market value of a bitcoin is 1820 USD. Wannacrypt used the leaked information from the National Security Agency in US to create a virus called “ransomware”. Microsoft released a security update on March 14, 2017 to overcome this virus attack. Only those customers who updated their computer survived this attack.
Microsoft support Service helps the customers who are affected by this ransomware and also prevents others from getting affected by the above said virus by providing information to avoid that ransomware attack. Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Digital Crimes Unit is analyzing about this attack. 3500 security engineers in Microsoft Support Service wing are working continuously to inform the governments about the cyber security threats, and to come up with an effective solution to fight the virus.
Due to this attack lot of IT sectors, Government sector, Hospitals who use the older version of windows are affected. The countries that took the most toll in the cyber war are United Kingdom, The United States of America, Russia, China and Spain. These countries also being financial super powers, rendered it’s multi-billion industries a huge financial loss and loss of data.
To overcome these attacks there must be a binding mechanism, that enable Customers, Techies and the Governments to work hand in hand. The learning that we ought to take from the recent happenings are that we must be prepared to avoid these types of upcoming tech wars. The government should take strict steps and make up rules on cyber attackers and must come up with plans to educate people to save themselves and their gadgets from these attacks.
Customers can take into account, that the doors of Microsoft are always open for people who seek support. Customers must avoid using unauthorized sites, opening mails that are anonymous in nature, downloading and installing unknown applications and refrain dealing with any sites that want them to go under the radar. The computers must be updated frequently so that the system is equipped with Microsoft support in dealing the latest of the threats.