You may have seen people do bat-shit crazy stuff when a beloved one is ill, especially if the medics have failed them. Spraying Holy Water to cure the computer of viruses, malware and in particular a security breach is the last thing one can imagine. Russia, however, might just have done it.
The malware called WanaCryptor 2.0 or WCry for short has been what may be the largest ransomware attack of its kind. More on what the Malware does and how a 22-year-old saved the world from it on the link below.
The malware attack has affected 200,000 computers in 150 countries around the globe. After the news had gone viral, there emerged the image of a priest apparently blessing the computers in the Russian ministry with holy water, to help them through this calamity. The media and internet covered the story that despite Putin having blessed the Russian Ministry computers with holy water back in 2013, the attack crippled the computers anyway.
The practice may be a tradition in Russia, and the priest may be asked to bless the technology again, now that a serious security breach has shook the country’s computers.