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WannaCry malware has hit 2 lakh victims, 150 countries

But the agency added that some infections may not yet have been detected, and that existing infections can spread within networks. Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - ransomware which locked up computers in vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries - has slowed, but that any respite might be brief.



Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". Renault said on Saturday it had halted manufacturing at plants in Sandouville, France, and Romania to prevent the spread of ransomware in its systems.



Experts warn of another cyber-attack as the new week gets underway

Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) director general Sanjay Bahl said that advisories have already been issued to all Central and state government agencies.



Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc

But @MalwareTechBlog warned that the "crisis isn't over" as those behind it "can always change the code and try again". Sir Michael said the NHS had been warned over cyber threats in the months before Friday's attack but every effort is going into protecting the NHS.



Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

Now that this "WannaCry" malware is out there, the world's computer systems are vulnerable to a degree they haven't been before, unless people everywhere move quickly to install Microsoft's security patches . It has hit businesses, hospitals, government agencies and even individuals. "Things could likely emerge on Monday" as staff return to work. Industry reports indicate Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Britain were among the countries hit hardest, and more hacking reports can be expected when ...


Health Secretary failed to heed 'warning signs' before cyber attack hit NHS

Health Secretary failed to heed 'warning signs' before cyber attack hit NHS

Images appeared on victims" screens demanding payment of $300 (275 euros) in Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!' Almost five percent of the NHS' computers still use the Windows XP system, Windows 8 or Windows 10 variants - all are said to be vulnerable to new malware viruses developed by hackers - despite the Government ending its annual deal with Microsoft to provide ongoing security support for Windows XP in May 2015.