The terms ‘WannaCry, Petya and Eternal Blue’ sometimes mentioned in the news recently are related to

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2018 Prelims]

(a) Exoplanets

(b) Cryptocurrency

(c) Cyber attacks

(d) Mini satellites


Answer: (c)        

Explanation:

  • The terms ‘WannaCry, Petya and EternalBlue’ are all related to Cyber attacks.
  • Wannacry ransomware locks user’s devices and prevents them from accessing data and software until a certain ransom is paid to its creator.
  • Petya spreads rapidly through networks that use Microsoft Windows.
  • EternalBlue is the name given to a software vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Consider the following statements:                                                                   The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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