Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries
2017-05-13, 09:03 AM,
A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world.
Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin.
In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online.
Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March, but many systems may not have been updated.
How big is the attack?
There have been reports of infections in 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy and Taiwan.

Cyber-security firm Avast said it had seen 75,000 cases of the ransomware - known as WannaCry and variants of that name - around the world.
"This is huge," said Jakub Kroustek at Avast.

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2017-05-13, 09:06 AM,
I just heard that on news. Some UK hospital is infected also.. Be careful when opening links in email whatever legit it looks like. Cool

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2017-05-13, 09:15 AM,
Just now came to know about this news, Many countries data is infected now..
2017-05-13, 09:22 AM,
Damn this attack is one of the biggest attack by the hackers! An they are demanding $300 in bitcoin to each which is very big amount.
2017-05-13, 09:46 AM,
This is gonna be big.
2017-05-13, 10:05 AM,
(2017-05-13, 09:06 AM)DrKent Wrote: I just heard that on news. Some UK hospital is infected also.. Be careful when opening links in email whatever legit it looks like. Cool

That's all our medical records gone.
2017-05-13, 10:12 AM,
Ransomware caused by fake emails according to the latest news, We should be careful.
2017-05-13, 10:35 AM,
I think few machines got infected first, but it is now spreading from machine to machine in the network.
2017-05-13, 02:12 PM,
This is what happens when systems are neglected and cheap skates don't want to invest money into security. Frankly I'm SHOCKED the NHS over here would let this happen, we now have patients waiting for operations, and being made to stay in over weekends, including doctors taking x-ray pictures with MOBILE PHONES. I heard in some cases only 25k was invested into software security. Crazy times!
2017-05-17, 11:54 AM,
Now it is started spreading to more than 150 countries.

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