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'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know so far

But that number has nearly certainly risen as people in Asia - who had logged off for the workweek before WannaCry began spreading - have returned to work. "The biggest issue is the rampant use of pirated Windows software, extensive use of Windows XP, and poor patch maintenance, which will cause havoc for India", the company said.



Ransomware: Which businesses are most affected and why?

The fear is that more computers will become infected around the world when business users start up their computers after the weekend. Over the weekend, Qihoo reported that the ransomeware attack infected almost 30,000 groups by Saturday night.



How to protect yourself from the massive worldwide cyberattack

He said the virus attack that crippled computers worldwide proves that "stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments" is a major problem. An unprecedented "ransomware" cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak greater havoc as more malicious variations appear and people return to their desks Monday and power up computers at the start of the workweek.



Log in, look out: Cyber havoc may grow

Computers around the globe were hacked beginning on Friday using a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, an older version that was no longer given mainstream tech support by the U.S. Microsoft distributed the patch two months ago, which could have forestalled much of the attack, but in many organizations it was likely lost among the blizzard of updates and patches that large corporations and governments strain to manage.



Alibaba inks deal with Pakistan to promote exports

Furthermore, Alibaba, Ant financial and TDAP have agreed to stimulate financial growth in Pakistan in areas such as online payment system. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan will help identify suitable enterprises to participate in Alibaba's training programs, while Alibaba will be providing industry analysis to the trade department to assist them in their selection process.