Ransomware WannaCry attacks 30 computers in Bangladesh

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: At least 30 users in Bangladesh have reported being affected by a ransomware that recently caused havoc across the globe.

According to the Crime Research and Analysis Foundation (CRAF), a total of 30 personal computers were affected by the WannaCry ransomware.

CRAF collected the data from the number of complaints they received. About 150 countries were affected in the attack, with over 200,000 victims and 100,000 organizations including hospitals and other services also reporting being infected.

The attack was stopped on Sunday by a British cyber security expert who accidentally stumbled upon the malware’s domain and effectively blocked it.

Experts have warned that a second wave of the attack could happen anytime, with the next version even more dangerous.

The risk of falling prey to the rogue software is high because majority of individuals and companies in Bangladesh use pirated softwares, security experts say.