The global attack of Ransomware has crippled life over 150 countries. Reports of hacking are also pouring in from Indian offices and simultaneously IT companies are taking care of it.
Some Media reports are also claiming that Ministry of Home Affairs have ordered bank ATMs to remain close as a precaution before Ransomware attack.
However, Ministry Spokeperson claims he don’t know about such an order, “I am not aware about any such order issued by the Home Ministry. If the Finance Ministry did so, I don’t know.”
The government has already activated a preparedness and response mechanism to prevent any major cyber attack.
In this context, Maharashtra Government has also collaborated with IT security solutions provider Quickheal to help people in this crisis.
— MAHARASHTRA DGIPR (@MahaDGIPR) May 15, 2017
A free helpline is provided for people, business as well as government organizations/ institutions to call in case they have been infected or they want information to steps to prevent a ransomware infection.
Government helpline number is 0253-6631777, on which the calls will be handled by Malware specialist who will guide people on prevention and remediation. Along with number security experts will be available for 16th and 17th of May.