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May 14, 2017 1:35 PM Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Friday’s cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. He told the BBC the act was “unprecedented in its scale” and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of users’ files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries 37

May 14, 2017 11:58 AM Growing global cyberattack hits 200,000 victims so far

LONDON: The unprecedented global cyberattack has hit more than 200,000 victims in scores of countries, Europol said Sunday, warning that the situation could escalate when people return to work. An international manhunt was well under way for the plotters behind what was being described as the world's biggest-ever computer ransom assault. The indiscriminate 46

May 14, 2017 11:57 AM Ransomware cyberattack: More than 200,000 victims affected, fears number could grow

Friday's cyberattack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency says, adding he fears the number will grow when people return to work on Monday and switch on their computers. But Europol Director Rob Wainwright said he feared the attack was not over and that the number of attacks would continue to grow. He told ITV what was unique 18

May 14, 2017 10:17 AM Europol says 200,000 victims were hit by cyberattack and there may be more

Director Rob Wainwright says more people may be affected when they log on as other experts warn of further attacks. Director Rob Wainwright spoke as hospitals in the UK were beginning to get back to normal although some were still experiencing problems after the global attack which hit 48 NHS trusts in England and 13 Scottish health boards. His comments 78

May 14, 2017 12:06 AM Businesses bolster cyber defenses for new ransomware attacks

TORONTO - Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary. The pace of the attack by a destructive virus dubbed WannaCry slowed late on Friday, after 64

May 13, 2017 8:01 PM Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the cyber 71

May 13, 2017 8:01 PM The biggest ransomware attack in recorded history

Promote your Business on for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: More than 45,000 computers in hospitals, IT organizations, railway station networks, ATMs and even universities across 74 countries have been severely affected by the WannaCrypt ransomware worm also popularly called Wcry. This is the biggest 71

May 13, 2017 6:33 PM Unprecedented global ‘ransomware’ attack seeks cash for data

LONDON — A global “ransomware” attack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations. The worldwide cyberextortion attack is so unprecedented, in fact, that Microsoft quickly 103

May 13, 2017 12:29 AM Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

WASHINGTON: A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks — which experts said affected dozens of countries — used a technique known as ransomware that locks users’ files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual 41

May 10, 2017 6:15 AM Microsoft makes emergency security fix

Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the weekend 65