Klimenko: hacking virus WannaCry will not bring much loss to the economy

Klimenko: hacking virus WannaCry will not bring much loss to the economy

MOSCOW, may 12. /TASS/. A computer virus that infected the servers of medical institutions in the UK and also other countries and companies, including the Russian company “Megaphone”, will not bring large economic losses. This opinion was expressed on air of the TV channel RBC Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on the Internet Herman Klimenko.

Earlier, the Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that the cyber attack that occurred in Spain, spread to the international level and affected many States. According to her, the number of facilities of the National health system (NHS) of great Britain was under attack, which is also on different levels affecting Russia, USA, Canada, China, and Italy.

“Somebody’s gonna get hurt, but I’m not sure, in monetary terms, some will be disasters. Maybe there is a leak some data, but to say that this would harm the economy, it is not necessary”, — said Klimenko.

According to him, the hacking is simple greed, however, to combat this phenomenon should be using computer skills.

“This is not a military operation, and classic greed. The only way to fight — computer literacy: antivirus, update databases. No great disaster, but we must fight,” — said the presidential adviser.

Earlier, the Russian mobile operator “MegaFon” had to shut down part of a computer network due to the fact that the computers of employees of the company was under attack. As told TASS the Director of “MegaFon” public relations Peter Lidov, the computers of your employees suddenly started to restart, after restarting there were a pop-up window with the requirement to pay $300, which is not allowed to continue.

It is noted that we are talking about malware WannaCry. Its meaning lies in the theft of the archives with a subsequent ransom demand.