NCSC urges vigilance in wake of cyber attack

19 Mai, 2017, 23:23 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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They were among many victims of an indiscriminate global attack that has struck hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide by exploiting known vulnerabilities in older Microsoft computer operating systems.

She added: "Europol say there are 200,000 victims across the world".

Yesterday was the first big test for Asia, where most offices had already been closed for the weekend before the attack first started.

Qihoo had previously said the attack had infected close to 30,000 organisations by Saturday evening, more than 4,000 of which were educational institutions.

British technology experts worked through the night to patch the computer systems of the health service after the ransomware worm forced dozens of hospitals to cancel some operations and appointments, Security Minister Ben Wallace said on Monday. "Attackers update their software. other attackers will learn from the method and will carry out attacks".

However, officials and security firms said the spread was starting to slow.

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Officials across the globe scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at vehicle factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft pinned blame on the United States government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities.

The attackers hijack organizations' files and demand ransom money, in the form of Bitcoin, to release the files.

"Patients are no longer being diverted away from hospital accident and emergency units", Anne Rainsberry, NHS England's national incident director, said in a statement.

The threat was "escalating" as cyber experts warned that another attack was imminent in coming days, he said.

The culprits used a digital code believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency, according to researchers at the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Last week's virus attack took control of users' files, demanding payments with Russian Federation and the United Kingdom (UK) among the worst hit countries.According to Wainwright, the Ransomware was being combined with a worm application, which allows the infection of one computer to quickly spread across the networks, a BBC report said.

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