WannaCry ransomware virus hit Tirupati temple trust, affecting 36 computers

WannaCry ransomware attacked 36 computers of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the trust which runs the Lord Venkateswara temple, virus issue fixed


The computers that were affected by WannaCry ransomware virus were all old versions which were later updated. Photo: Reuters
The computers that were affected by WannaCry ransomware virus were all old versions which were later updated. Photo: Reuters

Tirupati: The WannaCry ransomware virus attacked three dozen computers of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, a trust which runs the famous Lord Venkateswara temple here, a senior TTD official said here on Friday.

“Of the over 2,500 computers, three dozen computers installed for local administration at the TTD headquarters were attacked by the online virus,” Devasthanam PRO Talari Ravi said.

The affected computers were all old versions which were later updated, he said, adding that the virus issue was also fixed completely.

A few hundred of the updated computers attached to the hill temple and others offering e-services to devotees were not hit as TTD’s IT wing, in collaboration with IT major TCS, had taken all precautionary measures, he said.

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