Cyber Attack Hits 100 Counties in World
On Friday a large scale of cyber attack hits nearly 100 Countries in World. According to Antivirus Company avast reports, nearly 75,000 Computers are affected by this attack. on Friday a malware named “WanaCrypt0r 2.0” also called Ransomware had been affected in 99 Countries.
Including major hospitals and many other companies including FedEx and Spain’s Largest Telecom Company affected more.
According to reports in US companies users faced difficulties in accessing their Computers. They get a message that “If you want to get your data back then you have to pay us in Bitcoin’s“.
The IT frameworks of NHS sites were reportedly bombarded by Pop ups messages Friday requesting such a payoff, and indicated screenshots demonstrated the digital assailant requesting “$300 worth of bitcoin” — a type of computerized cash — to be sent to a specific online address.
“At least 16 National Health Service hospitals and related organizations were affected in England and another five in Scotland“, officials said in a statement.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the government’s cyber security arm was working with the NHS, and confirmed that “no patient data has been compromised.“
In a statement to NBC News, FedEx said that “like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware. We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible.“