Dispur, May 21: A 19-year old Assam techie, Indrajeet Bhuyan and his friend Hrishikesh Barman claim to have found a solution for Wanna Cry ransomware. Named 'Wannasmile', solution includes a couple of batch files that people can download and install on their systems to prevent attacks. The batch files work on all the machines irrespective of its connectivity to internet.
Tech blogger and security researcher Bhuyan said that while the world is fighting the ransomware, a deadlier version, WannaCry-2 is already out. ‘It seems version 2 is not made by the same author who made WannaCry ransomware, but some copycat hackers. As the original attack was very high-profile, it’s common to see copycat attacks by others.’
WannaSmile reportedly will eliminate the virus by disabling SMB in the system, editing host file and add google’s IP to the ‘kill-switch’ and creating a lightweight local web server and add localhost to ‘Kill-switch’, he added.
As the virus called WannaCry Ransomware has spread like wildfire in almost 100 countries including United States, Russia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Philippines and Vietnam, India in less than 24 hours, panic has set in. As tech experts are trying to stop this deadly virus from making further damages.