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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: WannaCry ransomware hit Thiruvananthapuram division office of Southern Railway on Monday.

A total of six computers of the clerical staff in accounts wing at the division office have been hit by the WannaCry ransom attack.

The WannaCry ransom attack had hit around 23 computers of Palakkad division of Southern Railway last Tuesday.

The WannaCry ransom attack had hit around 23 computers of Palakkad division of Southern Railway last Tuesday.

The railway divisional officials said that the train operations and ticket reservation facilities have not been affected by the cyber-attack, as the system was used for clerical work. “While the staff were working, suddenly pop-up window displaying warning message of the ransom attack appeared on the screen and system ceased to function.

We then detached other systems from the server and isolated the system. We have a backup of the data in the computers,” said a railway official.

“The officials are yet to find the cause of the attack. The IT wing of railways have begun the restoration work,” said senior divisional commercial manager V C Sudheesh.
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