Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 14 submissions in the queue.

Submission Preview

No link to story available

Massive Ransomware Attack Hits NHS and ISPs

Accepted submission by cafebabe at 2017-05-12 16:39:04

From InfoSecurity [], FastCompany [] and elsewhere:

A major ransomware attack has been reported, with targets including banks and NHS Trusts all being hit.

According to Russia Today [], a number of NHS employees have been reported as being hit by the ransomware, while one user posted on Twitter [] a screenshot of the ransomware which asks for "$300 worth of Bitcoin".

Woowaa! Woowaa! There's a cyber-attack!!! Change the lightbulb!!!!! []

Original Submission