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Massive Computer Attack

The recent break out news was the infection happened in the computer system in 99 countries, including UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Taiwan. This particular program demands $300 in Bitcoin.

The tools were stolen by the hackers known as The Shadow Brokers. After stealing them, they had released it online in April. Though Microsoft already had released a patch for that vulnerable action in March but due to not updating the system, many could not work.

It has been claimed by cyber-security firm Avast that among 75,000 cases of the ransomware around the world known as WannaCry and variants of that name.

Jakub Kroustek at Avast said, “this is huge”.

Some researchers are doubting the incidents that are appearing are likely to be linked, but not coordinated attack on specific targets.

So far, because of the cyber-attack the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) was affected. They had posted the screenshots of the WannaCry program via their staff.

Doctors were forced to turn away their patients for security purpose.

Russia has been affected severely than any other country, posted on a news. Russia’s interior ministry said it had “localised the virus” following an “attack on personal computers using Windows operating system”.

In Germany, local railway ticket machine and in Italy, university computer lab were affected as people tweeted about it.

In Spain, a number of             firms – Telefonica, Iberdrola and Gas Natural suffered from the outbreak as a result, the staffs were told to turn their laptops and computers off.

Portugal Telecom, delivery company FedEx, a Swedish local authority and Megafon, the second largest mobile phone network in Russia, also said they had been affected.

Some researchers have pointed out the reason behind spreading infection so fast as it happens by itself between computers.

It’s has become a great threat to those county’s system that have been infected already also the ones which yet to be affected. Precautions should be taken at an immediate basis.

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