UAE e-gov services escape wannacry virus

TRA has not received any indication that e-gov services have been affected by virus
E-gov, UAE, Virus, Wannacry


The aeCERT team in the UAE’s TRA believes the country’s e-government services have escaped the #wannacry virus unscathed.

“So far we have not received notification of any e-government services cases that are affected by the virus,” the TRA said in a statement.

The TRA has called on the system administrators to increase the degree of readiness, to monitor systems continuously and to inform the authority in case their devices have been exposed to the virus. The regulator also issued essential information about the ransomware.

Thousands of institutions around the world have been subjected to a series of WannaCry ransom attacks over the past few days, causing their data to be encrypted with a claim for payment.

The TRA called on all computer users not to open links and files that they may receive from unknown sources, trying to deceive them to download it, and then penetrate their devices.

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