May 25, 2017, 12:51 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07381 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 402.33121 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04015 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0271 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01953 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.47267 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13847 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.35812 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.51125 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Cuban Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.47339 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.57074 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13296 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94574 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17205 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27938 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36314 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46021 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01786 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0421 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01545 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08669 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.90334 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 181.20981 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14748 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.11013 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15644 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47082 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13208 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33903 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.50744 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 267.16239 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0719 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.29803 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.73392 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 651.98958 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0008 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.60008 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23286 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07094 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.36441 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 81.2902 Cambodia Riel
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1 Philippine Peso = 18.08682 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.44775 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00609 Kuwaiti Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 6.24598 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.08626 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26598 Namibian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.16751 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.07195 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02866 New Zealand Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06572 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06587 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10309 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07495 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 111.9996 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07317 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0813 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.13651 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.46403 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07535 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15881 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26967 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13384 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17452 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02785 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01546 St Helena Pound
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1 Philippine Peso = 149.31673 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.03296 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 437.5784 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17528 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.34928 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26605 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.69031 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04822 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04643 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0716 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13463 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60344 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.81511 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52904 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.62862 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0201 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56692 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 76.36656 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20045 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 454.6624 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.15394 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05199 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.70539 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05426 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.75181 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11917 Pacific Franc
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WANNACRY WILL EARN HACKERS $75M:Up to 1M computers can be affected if not inoculated

BY Raymond G.B. Tribdino

RANSOMWARE attacks from WannaCry can affect up to one million computers if the malware and its iterations are not thwarted completely. As of this printing some 250,000 computers in 150 countries, including the

Philippines have been affected.Based on this current data and trend, it is possible for the malware to hit the million mark in a couple of days.

And at the number of current confirmed computers that have been infected the hackers behind the ransomware can potentially earn up to $75M if all hacked PCs pay the $300 ransom.

According to consolidated reports from the biggest cybersecurity firms, Kaspersky Labs, Symantec, Sophos, CheckPoint and Trend Micro, the largest concentration of attacks occurred in the former Soviet Russia including Ukraine. 

However, heatmapping of the attacks show China, India, and Taiwan having suffered great damage from the worm. In the first few hours of the attack, WannaCrywas found in 74 countries in four days it crept and crawled all over the world.

China was particularly vulnerable to the attacks because of the high presence pirated Microsoft operating systems, which cannot be updated and are easier to penetrate. 

WannaCryis so successful thatransomware developers have quickly released knock offs and  imitations, according to Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer (www.bleepingcomputer.com) Five different WannaCrycopieshave

spawned and it is expected to blossom. Moreover, in a blog by “The Hacker News,” a white hat hacker repository and exchange post of information, it was reported that WannaCry 2.0—an evolution of the current ransomware—has been developed but by a set of copy cat hackers.

Kaspersky Labs confirmedthat this WannaCrypt variant that is equipped with a Server Message Block (SMB) exploit kit that would help it to spread rapidly without disruption.CheckPoint Security had indicated that it found a new

variation of the virus hitting 3,600 computers per hour. This is the reason why if not stopped, the ransomware and its variations can hit up to 1 million computers in a couple of days.

At the start of the infection Spanish telecommunication company Telefonica and U.K. hospital NHS Trust were affected. The British National Cyber Security Centre however said that there was “no evidence patient data was accessed.”

But Europol said this was just the tip of the iceberg. Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said on British TV that the attack on British cyber facilities was “unprecedented”. 
“We’ve never seen anything like this,”Wainwright indicated.
Globally more infections downed important companies or systems.
Collated reports from Reuters, the Financial Times show that the epidemic is global. 

Chinese cyber experts reported of hundreds of thousands of small business computers were affected. These included point-of-sales or cash machines at stores, gasoline stations and groceries. Qihoo 360, a large antivirus

software company there said there were affected computers unspecified Chinese government agencies. This was confirmed by China’s Cyberspace Administration in a WeChat blog earlier this week.

Chinese cybersecurity firms like Tencent and overseas firms like Symantec have made protection tools available in a couple of hours after the initial attack. Moves to protect banks and communications 
firms have been put in place.

In France, Renault reported an attack on its Douai plant, one of its oldest and biggest manufacturing facilities in the country where the Renault Talisman and Espace are manufactured. As of presstime, the plant has suspended

operations after the WannaCry attack and is upgrading its systems. Five other Renault sites were affected. The Dacia plant in Romania, the van plant in Sandouville also in France and another in Slovenia plus one factory shared with Nissan in India.

Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge also reported attacks on Germany’s national Deutsche Bahn railroad. Hitachi Ltd. In Japan where the company admitted that a few of its computers had been affected. While in South Korea, a
cinema holdings company, CJ CGV Co. reported that advertising servers and displays at film theaters were hit. In Jakarta two hospitals were also affected. 

In the Philippines there are no reports of major disruptions from private companies and government agencies. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)  has taken proactive steps announcing on its website ways to avoid and control ransomware attacks.

“So far there is no report yet. I assume there is not major damage,” said DICT Undersecretary for Special Concerns, Eliseo Rio. 

Rio also mentioned that the Joint Cybersecurity Working Group (JCWG) have met yesterday to discuss the situation and gave a clean bill of health, with no damages or breeches reported. As a result of that meeting the DICT released a CyberSecurity Bulletin on its website and well on its Facebook page urging the public to update their operating systems, security protocols to prevent any attacks of the ransomware and its variations.

Wannacry took advantage of a security situation brought about by the cancellation of technical support for older Windows systems.

Microsoft had killed support for Windows XP in 2014, ending the 12-year legacy of an operating system (OS) that ran on millions of computers worldwide. At the time it ended technical support, it also ended the development of security patches crucial to run the OS.

Almost simultaneously, Microsoft had ended technical support for other versions of its Windows operating systems. It urged users to update to Windows 10. Updating was to ensure continuous technical support, patching and updates are available on the new OS, which initially was free.

Leaving the older Windows OS vulnerable may have been one reason why the WannaCry outbreak became so widespread.

To its credit however, Microsoft immediately dispatched security updates for systems that are no longer officially supported, such as Windows XP or Windows 2003.
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