As you all know, the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks had hit the cyber world last week and have affected various Govt. and non-Govt websites in across 73 countries. The vulnerability was reportedly leaked from a govt. agency. Recent reports suggest that some govt. offices in Kerala was also affected by this.
‘Prevention is always better than cure’ in this kind of cyber attacks as we are witnessing more and more attacks. Using genuine or supported versions of operating systems or FOSS based OS like Linux, updating the system software regularly are some of the precautions we can take.
Anyway, Microsoft has released solution to all the products affected by this including old Windows XP (which they stopped support.) and here’s the link for the same.