WANNACRY Virus : The Bad And The Ugly - Cuny City College - Assignment

964 words - 4 pages

What is the WANNACRY VIRUS?
By
Malik Barrett
ABSTRACT:
Recently Ransomware virus software spread like a bed bugs . likewise ransomware creates computer data instability. Every user is moving towards digitization. Users keep data secure in his or her computer. But what if data is hijacked. A ransomware is one of the software virus that hijack users data. A ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not for a knowledgeable person to reverse. It not only targets home computers but business also gets affected. It encrypts data in such a way that normal person can no longer decrypt. A person has to pay ransom to decrypt it. But it does not generate that files will be released. This paper gives a brief study of WannaCry ransomware, its effect on computer world and its preventive measures to control ransomware on computer system.
I. Introduction:
In the world of digitization, where every information is stored digitally, information can be accessed round the clock ,can be accessed via internet and easily retrieved at cheaper rate. Everything is done smoothly on one click, effortlessly and efficiently maintained. Digitization has improve the lifestyle of the computer users. Digitization has helped in decreasing crime if applied on whole, getting things done easily and has decreased paperwork. But still it creates a problem of security for personal and confidential information of an individual .As human beings, overtime we become more advanced in technology where in various ways benefit mankind. Also as human beings, in today’s in this modern world, where measures have been taken to improve the security level in the distributed systems hackers have found a way to crack into systems and take away information. Specifically I will discuss a virus called the WANNACRY virus. The WANNACRY virus is a ransomware virus, which means, it is one of the software virus that hijack users data and It encrypts data in such a way that normal person can no longer decrypt. A person has to pay ransom to decrypt it.
II.
a. How Does WANNACRY Work ?
For a RansomWare like WannaCry works by encrypting most or even all of the files on a user’s computer. Then, the software demands that a ransom be paid in order to have the files decrypted. In the case of WannaCry specifically, the software demands that the victim pays a ransom of $300 in bitcoins at the time of infection. If the user doesn’t pay the ransom without three days, the amount doubles to $600. After seven days without payment, WannaCry will delete all of the encrypted files and all data will be lost.
B. How Does WANNACRY Spread ?
The first infection of WANNACRY struck at around 8:24am London time on Friday. Somewhere in Europe, an unwitting computer user opened an email and an attachment to that email, a compressed zip file, allowing WannaCry into their system. Before it began to scramble the contents of that machine’s hard drive, and then later those of at least 200,000 others at hospitals, oil compani...

More like WANNACRY Virus : The Bad And The Ugly - Cuny City College - Assignment

Organizational Conflict-the Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

1372 words - 6 pages ... conflict or suppress its symptoms, your task becomes managing conflict so that it enhances people and organizations, rather than destroying them.So, the task is to manage conflict and avoid what we call "the ugly"-the sininrion where conflict is allowed to eat away at team cohesiveness and productivity.The UglyWe have the good (conflict is positive), the bad (conflict is to be avoided), and now we need to address the ugly. Ugly occurs when the manager ...

Oran: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Character Analysis - Camus "the Plague"

1553 words - 7 pages ... . Cottard is basically a man lacking in morals, drive and direction, a, ' a traveling salesman in wines and spirits.'He tries unsuccessfully to hang himself when life seems hopeless. Prior to the plague, he had an aloofness and mistrusted everyone. When the plague descends upon the city, he develops an altruistic side. He sets out to help people. He becomes more amiable as the plague progressed through the population. He tries to take control of his ...

Celibacy And The Catholic Church - City And Islington College - Assignment

1526 words - 7 pages Free ... . Efforts to import priests around the world has failed due to language and cultural differences. Since the rise of Pentecostal, which allow leaders to marry and offer more engaging roles to woman, there has been a twenty seven percent decrease within those who identify as Catholic. Therefore, if celibacy is optional within other Christian churches, surely it is about time Pope Francis considered the ordination of married men and non-celibate, but ...

When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer - City College - Assignment

935 words - 4 pages ... Suchi Rahman 5 March 2018 Introduction to Literary Study Paper #1     Space “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer,” written by American poet, essayist, and journalist Walt Whitman, he gives readers an outlook that wisdom is better than knowledge. Whitman describes the surrounding (lecture room), full of enthusiastic students but then disorientates the flow with a character’s escape plan. He states: “the astronomer where he lectured with much ...

Coral Bleaching And The Effects It Has On Humans - Long Beach City College - Essay

768 words - 4 pages ... bleaching that has plagued this world and the effects coral bleaching has on the ocean and the world.As an inspired marine biologist i take this phonomanoe to heart because of the role coral has in the ocean and the ecosystems around them.So today I will share to you all my side of coral bleaching, the pros and cons of coral, and how we can save the future of coral all around the world. The coral that hold in my hand is a victim of bleaching.Many ...

The Type Of Person Who Would Write A Virus. Give One Example Of Someone? - Introduction To Cybercrime And Homeland Security - Assignment

1458 words - 6 pages ... Running head: CASE STUDY 2.1 2 CASE STUDY 2.1 Case Study 2.1 Anishbhai Trivedi University of the Potomac Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security 03-20-2019 Dr.David Kimble Describe the type of person who would write a virus. Give one example of someone? Anyone can write a virus - from a kid in his bedroom to the guy who delivers the mail. Virus writers are not a homogenous group. It is not possible to stereotype them and assume that ...

Lord Of The Flies Conflict Essay - City College - Essay

928 words - 4 pages ... Question: Show how conflicts were important to the texts as a whole. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding the author creates various conflicts in his novel that were central and important to the text. Conflict exists between the contrasting representation of the symbols of the two tribes the boys form, the conch and the pig’s head on a stick, and conflict also exist internally within man. However, undoubtedly, the main conflict that ...

The Influenza Virus: Victims And Medical Personel - English Composition 1102 - Research Paper

1396 words - 6 pages ... had died of the flu…Taubenberger and his colleagues performed a DNA analysis [revealing] that the flu pandemic of 1918-1919 had been caused by an influenza A virus, H1N1.”[footnoteRef:3] [3: Susan Kingsley Kent, The Influenza Pandemic Of 1918-1919. A Brief History with Documents, 23.] This virus, like all other influenza viruses, was spread easily. The H1N1 strain originated in military camps during WW1. According to Kent, “it was passed from ...

Analysis Of Citizen By Claudia Rankine - The City College Of New York Poetry And Intro To Literary Study - Essay / Analysis

1537 words - 7 pages ... Judith Rodriguez April 8,2019 Poetry Claudia Rankine’s Citizen Racism is a prominent issue in America. Claudia Rankine’s Citizen discusses racism in America through different accounts, in order to educate those on how it affects the African American community. The book is divided into seven sections that showcase different forms of art: from poetry and prose to colleges and scripts for video installations. Similar to the style she divides the ...

The Forbidden City

440 words - 2 pages ... The Forbidden City was the imperial residence and center of the kingdom during the reign of 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasty. It is also now the largest and the best preserved ancient architecture in China. The Forbidden City is located in the center of Beijing, and it is a rectangular architectural shape. It can be describe from outside to inside and from south to north.The south of the Forbidden City is the Zhongshan Park which was ...

What Is The Meaning Of The Electoral College - City College/political Science - Essay

1616 words - 7 pages ... PCS 101 Introduction to American Government Electoral college is a body of electors chosen or appointed by a larger group to represent the states of the US, who cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. When Americans vote for a president and vice president; they are actually voting for presidential electors, known as the electoral college. It is these electors, chosen by the people, who elect the chief executive. The ...

Every Habit Is Made Up Of Three Essential Parts Such As The Cue , The Routine, And The Reward. - Los Angles City College, English 101 - Essay

989 words - 4 pages ... -congratulation. As a result, this helps your brain figure out if this particular loop is worth remembering for the future. My bad habit is biting my nails; I will have to change it by chewing gum whenever I feel angry or stressed out and by being mindful. Nail biting is a bad habit that I developed unconsciously at a very young age. According to Duhigg, A cue triggers your brain to go into automatic mode and which habit to use. (25) For example, I ...

Advantages Of Media In The Teenagers Of Society - Jump City High 11th Grade - Assignment

517 words - 3 pages ... Thato Rose Marabe Dear Priest and the Bishop I hope that this letter finds you well. Honestly I am very exited to be getting confirmed. This means that I can be a more perfect Christian and a witness of Christ by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit which will strengthen me so that I can lead a holy and apostolic life. Not only will this sacrament influence me personally but my position in the parish of the Catholic Church. After I have ...

Hamlet On The Great Chain Of Being Being Disturbed And Leading To A Bad Ending

842 words - 4 pages ... "The time is out of joint; O cursed spite, That ever was I born to set it right!"# This quote is from the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, spoken by Hamlet. He knows that the Great Chain of Being is disturbed and he is the one that has to set it back to normal. The Great Chain of Being is a scale where everything is put in its place, from Heaven to Hell. Disturbing the Great Chain of Being will result in a bad ending. In Hamlet, Shakespeare ...

The Ugly Truth: Prohibition Of Drugs Is A Lost Cause - English 250 - Essay

1047 words - 5 pages ... Talaeai 1 2 Talaeai 5 Aiava Talaeai Dr. Johnson English 251 5 Apr. 2017 The Ugly Truth: Prohibition of Drugs is a Lost Cause People, for many years have said that the War on Drugs is an absolute failure. “With almost a million people in jail, drug use is as widespread as it has ever been” (Miller 23). “Drugs, chemicals and natural substances which affects human body and mind when taken, have been used across the globe for many years” (Isralowitz ...