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The ransomware made life miserable: see who got hurt by attack

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Forever News global report

In a worst disaster the hospitals, companies, universities and governments across at least 150 countries were hounded by a cyberattack that locked computers and demanded ransom.

It’s one of the largest attacks ever carried out. The attack hit more than 200,000 victims, according to Europol. That number has grown since Friday, when attacks were first reported. While the experts have said they expect that number to pop on Monday when people return to work and fire up their computers. And Europol said Sunday that a new strain of the ransomware had been discovered.

The motive behind the massive attack is being studies and exactly which computers were are being targeted remains fuzzy — but here’s who we know has been impacted so far.

One of the reasons were of that It says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by, and stolen from, US intelligence.

Experts say that the effect in Asian nations so far on Monday has been limited. South Korea said just nine cases of ransomware had been found, giving no further details.

So far 150 countries been affected people at large are advised not to open with any email attachments with “tasksche.exe” file. It is also advised to keep away from any online transactions or using ATMs unless otherwise essential.

The latest update is that except Africa all countries IT companies are hacked.

 

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