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Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more's coming

Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more's coming

The most disruptive attacks were reported in Britain, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers on Friday. "We have taken all necessary steps to ensure the cause and nature of this attack is identified and have managed to isolate the issues within the NHS in Scotland".


Cyberattack hit 'one in five' NHS England trusts, says Amber Rudd

Cyberattack hit 'one in five' NHS England trusts, says Amber Rudd

A Cobra meeting is being held this afternoon after 45 NHS organisations were caught up in the global attack. Gangs are thought to have used tools stolen from USA spies and dumped online by hackers linked to Russian Federation. An expert on malware says the world's worst ransomware outbreak shows that hospitals are particularly vulnerable to this kind of cyberattack. In Spain, major companies including telecommunications firm Telefonica were infected.


75000 ransomware attacks hit 99 countries on Friday

75000 ransomware attacks hit 99 countries on Friday

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) fell victim, its hospitals forced to close wards and emergency rooms and turn away patients. However, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said the attack was "terrible news and a real worry for patients" and urged the Government to be "clear about what's happened".



Cyberattack Researcher finds 'kill switch' for ransomware

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. Computers in 18 police units in Chittoor, Krishna, Guntur, Visakhatpatnam and Srikakulam districts were affected. Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organizations when employees click on email ...



Korean president talks to China, Japan

The U.N. Mission said the Ministry of State Security has declared that a "Korean-style anti-terrorist offensive will be commenced to mop up the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the US and South Korea". Chinese leader Xi Jinping called Moon Thursday to congratulate him on his electoral victory. Mr Moon has previously expressed ambivalence over the THAAD system and told Mr Xi he was "well aware" of Chinese concerns about it.



Automaker Nissan's UK plant hit by cyber attack

The assault is part of an attack that has affected organisations in more than 70 countries, including the US, China, Russia and Spain, and disrupted power and telephone companies. The hack has not directly affected the company's millions of clients. But those attacks - blamed on Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied them - followed an entirely different modus operandi involving penetrating the accounts of individuals and political organizations and then releasing hacked material ...