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This is how the “Malware” with which hackers carried out a global cyberattack works

The “Wannacry” virus locked users’ files and asked them for a sum of money in bitcoins.

Maximiliano Cantis, IT security specialist at ESET Latin America, was on La Nube talking about the global cyberattack last Friday.

This is a malware that is not new and its main characteristic is to hijack the information of companies or people, the information is encrypted and at that moment a window appears in which you are asked for money to be able to access this data againCantis said.

This type of malware arrives through spam or is shared through shared resources on company networks”, He counted.

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Cantis, added that “7 out of 10 companies in Latin America do not classify sensitive information, making it very difficult to counter and avoid these attacks”.