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The Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore has said that no Government agencies or critical information infrastructure were affected by the attack, whose suspected culprit is a ransomware known as WannaCry – said to lock users’ files unless they pay a designated sum in virtual currency.
CSA’s Director for the National Cyber Incident Response Centre Dan Yock Hau told Channel NewsAsia on Sunday that those affected should not pay the ransom as indicated in the malware message as there have been instances where users were unable to access their files again.
“While affected users may choose to pay ransom to access their files again, users are advised not to pay the ransom as there is no guarantee that their files can be recovered even if they have done so,” he said.
In an online advisory released on Sunday evening, CSA said that Singapore has seen “a number of victims” struck by the WannaCry ransomware.
It recommends that users adopt a “prevention is better than cure” principle by installing a patch and verifying sources of any uninvited documents sent through email.
“Always make backup of your important files and documents, this will save you when you have to restore your files and documents when needed,” the advisory said.
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