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hackers would probably launch a new round of attacks with many computers still vulnerable.
2017/05/14 08:02
48 organizations in the National Health Service were affected
2017/05/14 08:03
The malware, using a technique purportedly stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency
2017/05/14 08:03
The initial attack was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to mount a second attack because so many users of personal computers with Microsoft Corp. operating systems couldn’t or didn’t download a security patch released in March that Microsoft had labeled “critical.”
2017/05/14 08:04
Last year an acute-care hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in bitcoin to an extortionist who hijacked its computer systems and forced doctors and staff to revert to pen and paper for record-keeping.
2017/05/14 08:05
Ransomware is a particularly stubborn problem because victims are often tricked into allowing the malicious software to run on their computers, and the encryption happens too fast for security software to catch it.
2017/05/14 08:07