CyberSecurity reveals data recovery solution for WannaCry attacks

CyberSecurity chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab said those who have been hit by the WannaCry ransomware can seek further information to restore their computers at MyCERT’s official website. ― Picture by Choo Choy May
CyberSecurity chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab said those who have been hit by the WannaCry ransomware can seek further information to restore their computers at MyCERT’s official website. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — CyberSecurity Malaysia has announced a new method to recover data for computers infected with the WannaCry ransomware attack.

This was revealed by CyberSecurity chief executive officer Datuk Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab, who credited the discovery of the method to efforts made by the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT).

“MyCERT has conducted more than 30 trials. We are confident that this solution can recover a computer’s files to its original state.

“However, this data recovery method can only be used on computers infected with the WannaCry ransomware only. It cannot be used on other forms of Ransomware infections,” he was quoted as saying by Berita Harian.

Those who have been hit by the WannaCry ransomware can seek further information to restore their computers at MyCERT’s official website, or dial 1300-88-2999, he said.

“Aside from that, affected users can also come to our office to fix their computers. It will be charged between RM400 to RM600, depending on the size of the data.”