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Global Hacking Attack Infects 57,000 Computers in Over 100 Countries Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 15 May 2017 17:52

According to Reuters in a 5.13.17 post:

Capitalizing on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the cyber assault launched on Friday has infected tens of thousands of computers in 104 countries, with Britain's health system suffering the worst known disruptions.

...Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that seemed to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files.

...The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.
 
According to UK based Express in a post that same day:
 
A MASSIVE cyber attack has targeted NHS < National Health Service> sites across the country with ransomware, plunging them into chaos....Some 48 hospitals are understood to have been affected...37 hospitals the NHS has revealed have been attacked directly and those that shut down their systems as a precaution...                              

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 May 2017 13:34
 


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