MASSIVE CYBER ATTACK CLOGS COMPUTERS WORLDWIDE AND DEMANDS RANSOM

May 13, 2017

By Bob Sheppard

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It’s believed to be the biggest cyberattack ever recorded.

A massive ransomware attack hit computers in dozens of countries around the world on Friday.

The extortion plot overtook computers, and an on-screen message stated that their files were encrypted and would remain that way unless a fee was paid in Bitcoins. 

Among its victims were businesses and institurions including a Renault car assembly plant in France, Germany’s national railway and 45 public health organizations in Britain. 

A 22-year-old Bristish cybersecurity researcher is being credited with helping to halt the attack when he discovered it could be stopped by registering a garbled domain name.

But he says it isn’t really over since the attacker can ultimately change the code and start again.

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