Sunday, May 14, 2017

Countries And Companies Are Bracing For A 'Second Wave' Of Cyberattacks On Monday

NPR: Repercussions Continue From Global Ransomware Attack

The ransomware attack unleashed on Friday has affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, according to Europe's law enforcement agency Europol on Sunday.

The malware, which locks files and asks for payment to unlock them, hit businesses and institutions across the world, including shipper FedEx, train systems in Germany, a Spanish telecommunications company, universities in Asia, Russia's interior ministry and forced hospitals in Britain to turn away patients.

More than 200,000 people around the world have been affected by the malware, Jake Cigainero reports for NPR's Newscast.

"The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex international investigation to identify the culprits," Europol said in a statement.

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More News On Countries And Companies Bracing For A 'Second Wave' Of Cyberattacks On Monday

Log in, look out: Cyberattack havoc may grow at week’s start -- AP
More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy -- Reuters
Blockbuster ‘WannaCry’ Malware Could Just Be Getting Started: Experts -- NBC
Countries, companies brace for 'second wave' Monday of cyberattack -- UPI
Tomorrow could see a ZOMBIE cyber-attack: IT expert who stopped the NHS hack warns the virus could come BACK TO LIFE in computers that have already been 'fixed' -- Daily Mail
The WannaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries -- Verge
Hunt for the bitcoin bandits: World’s cyber police are on the trail of the gang who unleashed crippling virus -- Daily Mail
Microsoft Just Took A Swipe At NSA Over The WannaCry Ransomware Nightmare -- Forbes
Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments -- AFP
WannaCry: Everything You Need To Know About the Ransomware Sweeping the Globe -- David Z. Morris, Fortune
Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened -- CNN


Bob Huntley said...

It is one thing to attack computers with ransomware for financial gain, another if that attack costs lives. If someone dies because of the attack then jail time should not be an option.

King Aragon said...

Suckered bitch