The directive was inward reply to the WannaCry ransomware that took downward calculator systems across the globe locking upward critical information together with demanding bitcoins every bit ransom for its release.
As ATM machines run on Windows software, they are real vulnerable to WannaCry which could easily assault the systems together with networks amongst the operating system. In this regard, RBI has asked banks to update specific Windows patches on ATMs urgently. The advice comes every bit over 60% of ATMs inward Republic of Republic of India run on an outdated version of Windows together with hence, are vulnerable to the attack.
However, Microsoft has developed together with released a exceptional update for Windows XP although this item version of its operating arrangement is no longer serviced yesteryear the company.
ATM operators, however, tell that at that spot is no threat to client information on money. “The objective of ransomware is to unopen downward critical information inward networks together with forestall access to this data.” In the illustration of ATMs at that spot is no information stored inward the machine. Neither is at that spot storage of whatever variety of logic that volition block transactions.