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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits NHS and ISPs

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

From InfoSecurity [infosecurity-magazine.com], FastCompany [fastcompany.com] and elsewhere:

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

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

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


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