Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) said the virus could infect “Microsoft Windows operating system” and it spread through removable USB flash drives, popularly known as pendrive and data cards, including other malwares.
The agency stated that a potential attack by the virus could result into the loss of important proprietary data of a user like “computer name, country and serial number, Windows user name, computer’s operating system version, Chrome stored passwords, Firefox stored passwords, etc."
The agency has also suggested some countermeasures against “Bladabindi’. The company stated that users should not open unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages and visit untrusted websites. The agency also suggests using strong passwords and enable firewall at desktop and gateway level to protect their data from attacks. “Scan computer system with the free removal tools, disable the autorun functionality in Windows, use USB clean or vaccination software, keep up-to-date patches and fixes on the operating system and application software, deploy up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware signatures at desktop and gateway level,” the agency added.
CERT-In has reported 62,189 cyber attacks till May 2014, while 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by groups across the world. CERT-In has also warned Indian Internet users against phishing attacks from digital signatures that have “unauthorisedly” issued through the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Source: Times Of India