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NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack

19 Mai 2017

More than 200,000 victims in 150 countries have been registered so far, with warnings the impact could spread further on Monday.

Although virtually all of the NHS is back to normal, a handful of hospitals and health service providers are still working to resolve issues caused by the cyber attack.

Today Chinese media condemned the United States for delaying struggles to halt global cyber intimidations in the stir of the WannaCry ransomware bout.

After so many days the ransomware could totally wipe out your data.

Government agencies said they were unaffected. "Otherwise they're literally fighting the problems of the present with tools from the past". It said that the US had "no credible evidence" to support a ban on Chinese tech companies in the USA following the cyberattack. USA and European officials did not rule out North Korea as a possible suspect in the cyberattack.

The most public damage in South Korea was to cinema chain CJ CGV Co.

The attack stoked fears that the spy agency's powerful cyber weapons could now be turned to criminal use, ratcheting up cyber security threats to a whole new level.

However, this morning the trust confirmed it had not suffered from the attack, which also targeted the Russian Interior Ministry and Spanish telecoms giant, Telefonica, amongst other global organisations. This is serious enough that Microsoft even released patches for older, unsupported operating systems like Windows XP.

Backup your files so that in case you're attacked, you don't have to pay the ransom.

New variants of the rapidly replicating worm were discovered Sunday and one did not include the so-called kill switch that allowed researchers to interrupt its spread Friday by diverting it to a dead end on the internet.

The attack involved a malware called Wanna Decryptor, which encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view and demanding a payment to release them.

Avoid clicking on suspicious emails: Many ransomware attacks are initiated through an infected link in or attached to an email. Asking people to not "pay a ransomware ransom", police said doing so will fuel the ransomware economy.

Cyber-security experts, on the other hand, say the malware has infected at least 48,000 computer systems across various organisations in India raising doubts whether possible ransomware attacks are being properly reported in the country. "You never know that they're going to do what they promise anyway", Wainwright said.

NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack