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Growing global cyberattack hits 200000 victims so far

Growing global cyberattack hits 200000 victims so far

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that takes over a computer and locks the user out, preventing them from accessing any files until they pay money. Larger businesses, organizations and governments may not install security updates immediately because they have their own security measures in place.



World's biggest cyberattack hits 150 countries and the threat is 'escalating'

Cybersecurity experts say they are still trying to determine who is behind the WannaCry ransomware. Marin Ivezic, cybersecurity partner at PwC, said that some clients had been "working around the clock since the story broke" to restore systems and install software updates, or patches , or restore systems from backups.



Worldwide cyberattack could spark more trouble Monday

The ransomware attack carried out Friday has hit some 200,000 hospitals, companies and government offices in more than 150 countries. What occurred was an "indiscriminate attack across the world on multiple industries and services", Mr Wainwright said , including Germany's rail network Deutsche Bahn , Spanish telecommunications operator Telefonica, US logistics giant FedEx and Russia's interior ministry .



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These laptops will be available in the United States, and will be powered by the Windows 10 S system. Gizmodo reports that a notebook running Windows 10 S will load a user profile 15 seconds faster than it would on the same notebook running Windows 10 Pro.


Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale" and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. Ransomware is a particularly stubborn problem because victims are often tricked into allowing the malicious software to run on their computers, and the encryption happens too fast for security software to catch it.



Northumbria and York hospitals affected — NHS Cyber Attack

This attack has impacted many large services and organizations, including hospitals in England, a telecom and natural gas company in Spain, and FedEx. It then demand a $300 payment to be made via Bitcoin in order for the user to regain access. The attack was spread through a vulnerability that was leaked last month in a trove of hacking tools believed to belong to the NSA.