PETALING JAYA – The 「WannaCry」 ransomware which has hit computers in more than 100 countries so far has been detected in at least 10 devices here over the weekend.
「My vendor friends and I have received no less than 10 reports … and these are only those that we know of,」 IT security service provider LGMS founder Fong Choong Fook said today.
「It could be much more than that,」 said Fong, adding that cyber security vendors here have received reports from clients of their Windows devices being hacked with the ransomware.
He said to date, the victims include those from the financial sector and public-listed companies, including a government-linked company, an insurance company and an investment firm.
「I received a call from a client, who is the director of a company, on Saturday about his personal Windows laptop being attacked.
「We couldn』t confirm it was the WannaCry ransomware until Sunday, when we found out the features of the malware on his device are the same as those of WannaCry,」 he said.
Fong said no reports were made by his or other vendors』 clients to the authorities as they were not required by law to do so.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had up to today maintained that the country has been free of such an attack.
MCMC officials could not be reached for comments or confirmation on the 10 local attacks, as at press time.