Monday, May 15, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday

A ransomware attack that began in Europe on Friday is lingering — and hitting new targets in Japan and China. The WannaCry software has locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. Users are confronted with a screen demanding a $300 payment to restore their files.

The cyberattack has hit more than 300,000 computers, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said at Monday's midday White House briefing. He added that the rate of infection has slowed over the weekend.

Because of its success infiltrating systems, the software — also known as WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry — is already inspiring imitators.

Here's a rundown of what we know on Monday: - NPR

WannaCry Ransomware: What We Know Monday


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