Russia's key info-infrastructure avoids major damage in WannaCry cyberattack: Security Council

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-22 05:25:29|Editor: yan
Video PlayerClose

MOSCOW, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Russian Security Council said Russia's crucial information infrastructure suffered no severe damage caused by the global WannaCry melware attack thanks to an effective anti-cyberattack state system, a Russian newspaper reported on Sunday.

Russia has been creating a "system to detect, prevent and eliminate the consequences of computer attacks on the information resources of the Russian Federation" , which was previously approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a decree, Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Oleg Khramov was quoted by Russian newspaper Kommersant as saying.

"We have managed to avoid serious damage due to the mentioned state system. The critical information infrastructure was ready to resist a massive spread of this virus," Khramov said.

Russia's critical information infrastructure includes the information systems in the sectors of defense, healthcare, energy, transport, communications, banking and finance.

A massive number of organizations across the globe have been targeted by the WannaCry malware since last Friday. Hackers used the Trojan encryptor to lock computers and demand a payment for the decryption. So far, the WabbaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries, crippling hospitals, schools, governments and businesses.