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« on: May 12, 2017, 08:26:42 pm »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/nhs-hit-major-cyber-attack-hackers-demanding-ransom/

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The NHS has been crippled in large areas of the country as part of a world-wide cyber attack.

 

The attack is part of a global spate of ransomware cyber infiltrations to hit companies and government organizations in at least seven countries.
 

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Hospitals are understood to have lost the use of phonelines and computers, with some diverting all but emergency patients elsewhere.

At some hospitals patients are being told not to come to A&E with all non-urgent operations cancelled.

 

Russian police forces and Spanish telecoms firms were amongst other victims of the attacks, which involves a virus encrypt a computers files and demand payment  in bitcoin to de-code them.

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 01:58:23 am »

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-15/second-wave-ransomware-cyberattack-begins-spread-wever-never-seen-anything

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Update: according to the latest data from Check Point Software, cited by Reuters, a new variant of the WannaCry ransomware is now infecting on average 3,600 computers per hour.

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Governments and companies around the world began to gain the upper hand against the first wave of the unrivaled global cyberattack this morning.

More than 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries have so far been infected, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre said new cases of so-called ransomware are possible “at a significant scale.”
 
"For now, it does not look like the number of infected computers is increasing," said a Europol spokesman. "We will get a decryption tool eventually, but for the moment, it’s still a live threat and we’re still in disaster recovery mode."
The initial attack was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts warned the hackers were likely to mount a second attack because so many users of personal computers with Microsoft operating systems couldn’t or didn’t download a security patch released in March that Microsoft had labeled “critical.”


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But the world is still digging out...

Europol executive director Rob Wainwright told Britain's ITV television on Sunday that the attack had been "unprecedented". "We've never seen anything like this," he said.
 
In China, "hundreds of thousands" of computers were affected, including petrol stations, cash machines and universities, according to Qihoo 360, one of China's largest providers of antivirus software. The malware affected computers at “several” unspecified Chinese government departments, the country’s Cyberspace Administration said on its WeChat blog Monday. Since that initial attack, agencies and companies from the police to banks and communications firms have put preventive measures in place, while Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and other cybersecurity firms have begun making protection tools available, the internet overseer said.
 
French carmaker Renault said its Douai plant, one of its biggest sites in France employing 5,500 people, would be shut on Monday as systems were upgraded.
 
At Germany’s national Deutsche Bahn railroad, workers were laboring under "high pressure" Monday to repair remaining glitches with train stations’ electronic departure boards, a spokesman said.
 
In Japan, Hitachi Ltd. said that some of its computers had been affected.
 
In South Korea, CJ CGV Co., the country’s largest cinema chain, said advertising servers and displays at film theaters were hit by ransomware. Movie servers weren’t affected and are running as normal, it said in a text message Monday.
 
Indonesia’s government reported two hospitals in Jakarta were affected.
 
About 97 percent of U.K. facilities and doctors disabled by the attack were back to normal operation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Saturday after a government meeting. At the height of the attack Friday and early Saturday, 48 organizations in the NHS were affected, and hospitals in London, North West England and Central England urged people with non-emergency conditions to stay away as technicians tried to stop the spread of the malicious software.

Per a Homeland Security rep in the US, Apple products seem to be safe, for now, but it is highly recommended for everyone, worldwide, to be reminded of the basics:  Back up your system, do not open a link you do not recognize, move your mouse or cursor over a link to see the source, and install all upgrades, especially those from Microsoft.
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