Massive global cyber attack

Massive global cyber attack

World May 12, 2017 18:09

AMSTERDAM - Several organizations around the world were hit by cyber attacks on Friday. There are reports about computers hosted by so-called ransomware from, among others, the United States, Great Britain, China, Russia, Spain and Italy.

In Britain, a large number of hospitals have been affected by the attack. Employees have been shut down from their computers and hospitals have to cancel appointments and move patients.

READ MORE: Cyber ​​attack at English hospitals

According to security experts, the attacks have to do with each other. 'This is gigantic,' says one of them on Twitter.

It is a computer virus known as ransomware, of the type Wanna Decryptor. Ramsonware remotely encrypts files on computers and requires users to decode them again.

In Britain, a large number of hospitals have been affected by the attack. Employees have been shut down from their computers and hospitals have to cancel appointments and move patients.

READ MORE: Cyber ​​attack at English hospitals

According to security experts, the attacks have to do with each other. 'This is gigantic,' says one of them on Twitter.

It is a computer virus known as ransomware, of the type Wanna Decryptor. Ramsonware remotely encrypts files on computers and requires users to decode them again.

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