TTD Systems Attacked By Ransomware

WannaCry ransomware has not spared even Tirumala. Nearly 30 computers of TTD were attacked by the virus, though no damage was reported.

Tirumala: Even God could not protect his computers from WannaCry ransomware! According to reports, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s (TTD) computers were hit. TTD is the governing body of the richest temple in India.

It was reported that nearly 30 computer systems were affected by the virus.

The governing body, however, said that its main portal and website were not breached.

The systems that were affected were suspected to be using a pirated version of Windows XP operating system said a leading daily.  It also reported that the TTD officials were confident that no critical data was lost and no great damage was done.

An emergency meeting was held by newly appointed TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal after the hack. Later he told the media that precautionary measures were being taken to prevent further attack.

According to another leading daily, TTD had about 2,000 computers, of which 500 systems were used for booking for devotees.

Officials said that they have loaded patches released by Microsoft for further protection of all the systems.

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