Europol fears new cyber attack on Monday

Europol fears new cyber attack on Monday

World May 14, 2017 12:03

THE HAGUE - Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, is worried that Monday, when many computers are launched at companies, many computers may be infected worldwide with ransomware or hostage software. That he said to the English television channel ITV on Sunday.

According to the first figures of Europol, since Friday, when the attack began, about 200,000 computers in 15 different countries were affected by the virus. According to Wainwright, no-one has paid the ransom for the hijacked computers, and was especially infected with systems of companies.

According to Wainwright, the virus was able to seize itself quickly because the program was a rarely seen combination of ransomware and a worm virus. He said Sunday that the number of infected computers has increased again: 'I'm concerned about the people who start their computer, which is not well-protected tomorrow, at work. It could lead to the same scenes as Friday, 'said Wainwright.

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