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NHS services recovering from cyber-attack

Europe bore the brunt of the initial attack which hit more than 75,000 victims over the weekend including the UK National Health Service (NHS), the Russian Government, the Spanish telecommunications sector, German Railways and US-based FedEx Corp.



Ransomware chronicles: WannaCry and its tryst with India

One takeaway is sexy, edgy. Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith answers questions at a shareholders meeting in 2014. Smith says that's wrong. - How many countries were affected? But history suggests you'd more likely take the weapon and accept the risk of being killed instead, suggesting that our brains are wired really badly for decisions like this.



Malware Attack Kill Switch Halts Spread of Ransomware in US

Microsoft's top lawyer is laying some of the blame at the feet of the US government. But Smith aimed his sharpest criticisms at the USA and other nations. Qihoo had previously said the attack had infected close to 30,000 organisations by Saturday evening, more than 4,000 of which were educational institutions.



WannaCry Malware Attacks Persist

Jonathon Nash, owner, Lake Orion-based Leet LLC, said devices that are most vulnerable are "mostly older" personal computers (PCs) running dated Microsoft operating systems, specifically Windows XP and earlier. "What really makes the magnitude of this attack so much greater than any other is that the intent has changed from information stealing to business disruption", said Samil Neino, 32, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Kryptos Logic.



Practices recover from NHS cyber attack shut down

The minister also confirmed the attack wasn't on a government organisation. The NHS has provided an update about planned treatment and outpatient appointments following the ransomware attack on its IT systems. "Over the last 18 months, we have reduced the proportion of devices in the NHS that use the most vulnerable platform - XP - from 20% to less than 5%", he said, but he admitted "lessons would be learned".