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Global cyberattack: A simple explanation

He said "the level of criminal activity is at the lower end of the range that we had anticipated". Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries , as Microsoft blamed USA intelligence agencies for "stockpiling" cyberweapons like the one at the heart of the crisis.



NHS cyber attack: Two hospitals still diverting patients

Images appeared on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (275 euros) in Bitcoin , saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" The required payment would typically double to $600 if the first ransom wasn't paid within days and, after a week failed action, all files on the infected computer would be destroyed.


Experts See Possible North Korea Links To Global Cyberattack

Experts See Possible North Korea Links To Global Cyberattack

FireEye Inc (FEYE.O), another large cyber security firm, said it was also investigating but cautious about drawing a link to North Korea. Security experts are now cautiously linking the Lazarus Group to this latest attack after a discovery by Google security researcher Neel Mehta.



Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon

The global ransomware attack known as WannaCry has so far claimed 12 victims in Australia, the government said this morning. The attackers demanded money to unblock their computers. Security experts said the NSA had engaged in responsible disclosure by informing Microsoft of the flaw at some point after learning it had been stolen and a month before the tools leaked online.


Ransomware virus could be worse on Monday

Ransomware virus could be worse on Monday

The software first infected Britain's National Health Service ( NHS ) before spreading to as many as 150 countries. "It's a well thought out cyber security attack purely for making money", said Doug Thiry, president of Thiry Technology .


Fidget spinners, the hit toy that spun out of nowhere

Fidget spinners, the hit toy that spun out of nowhere

Some schools have already banned fidget spinners for being too distracting, but that hasn't stopped them taking over playgrounds. With an increased population of fidget spinners at West Potomac, different perspectives have been taken upon them.