People urged to use NHS services

People urged to use NHS services "wisely" after cyber attack

Bossert said that while USA officials had not ruled out the possibility that it was a "state action", he said it appeared to be criminal in nature, given the ransom requests. As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, in China, state media said more than 29,000 institutions had been infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices.

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On March 14 this year, Microsoft released a security update which addressed the vulnerability in the 16-year-old Windows XP operating system that the hackers behind the massive ransomware attack exploited and created havoc in 150 countries.

North-east GP surgeries open as normal after being caught in cyber attack

At current standing more than 200,000 computers across 150 countries have been attacked, with Russian Federation and Britain among the worst hit. Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they're victims of a global "ransomware" cyberattack that created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear.

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In the US, "the list of victims is very small", a Department of Homeland Security official tells NPR, noting that it's still relatively early in the WannaCry attack. The diabolical part of that is corporate computers are typically controlled by IT departments that choose when to send updates to computers. Companies including Hitachi and Nissan Motor Co.

Cyberattack strikes 100K groups in at least 150 countries

Hospitals, major companies and government offices were among those that were badly affected. But computers and networks that didn't update their systems remained at risk. reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware - it wouldn't say if it had been hit by the ransomware - other impacts in the USA were not readily apparent on Saturday.

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Britain's National Health Service was hit hard, while Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica , FedEx the U.S. This one worked because of a "perfect storm" of conditions, including a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.