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Delhi: Probe into WannaCry attack on publication house handed over to Crime Branch

On August 17, The Indian Express had reported the case after it was found that the cyber attack was a new variant of the WannaCry ransomware attack. Sources had claimed more than 200 computers at the publishing house were locked out by the .loc extension.

200 accounts ‘locked’: In Delhi’s first WannaCry attack, publishing firm hit

The WannaCry malware attack exploits potential vulnerabilities of computer systems as hackers encrypt all files and demand ransom in exchange for unlocking them. Last year, a ransomware attack was used to target the Mumbai police system, and several files were encrypted by hackers.