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Sat May 13, 2017, 03:39 AM

 

Is anyone in the media talking about this Virus?

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/global-hack-attack-infects-57000-computers-170513005030798.html

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tools to launch massive cyber-attack on nearly 100 countries with Russia hit hard.

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wishstar May 2017 #1

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Sat May 13, 2017, 05:48 AM

1. NY Times leading front page article is about this today (Massive European/Global cyber attacks)

"SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere.

The attacks amounted to an audacious global blackmail attempt spread by the internet and underscored the vulnerabilities of the digital age.

Transmitted via email, the malicious software locked British hospitals out of their computer systems and demanded ransom before users could be let back in — with a threat that data would be destroyed if the demands were not met.

By late Friday the attacks had spread to more than 74 countries, according to security firms tracking the spread. Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said Russia was the worst-hit, followed by Ukraine, India and Taiwan. Reports of attacks also came from Latin America and Africa."

NY Times Headline: Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool

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