Europol says global reach of massive cyberattack 'unprecedented'

Europol says global reach of massive cyberattack 'unprecedented'

Companies then face the cost of upgrading computers and operating system licences, as well as the cost of rebuilding their software from scratch.

(AP Photo/Paul White). A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. In Indonesia, at least two hospitals were targeted by the ransomware virus.

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit nation, with its interior and emergencies ministries and biggest bank, Sberbank, saying they were targeted. Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion.

The most disruptive attacks were reported in Britain, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers.

"I'm anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday".

James Clapper told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he expects similar attacks to become a growing problem in the future. "The latest count is over 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, and those victims, many of those will be businesses, including large corporations", the head of the pan-European Union policing agency told Britain's ITV television.

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It is believed to be the biggest online extortion recorded.

"Of course there are amounts that are being demanded, in this case relatively small amounts - $300 rising to $600 if you don't pay within three days", he said.

An worldwide country has hit more than 100,000 organizations in at least 150 countries, according to the European Union's police agency Europol.

Wainwright says he is anxious that the ransomware attack might spread further once people return to work on Monday and log on to their computers.

A Nissan spokesman said: "Like many organisations, our United Kingdom plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday night". He said the main challenge was the fast-spreading capabilities of the malware, but added that, so far, not many people have paid the ransoms that the virus demands. "I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn on their machines on Monday morning".

Germany's national railway said it was among the organisations affected by the global attack, but there had been no impact on train services.

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But he says the same thing could be done to crucial infrastructure, like nuclear power plants, dams or railway systems.

The Irish Government says it has not received any reports of any incidence of attacks in Ireland.

A security update was released by Microsoft in March to protect against the virus.

The number of infections seems to be slowing after a "kill switch" appears to have been accidentally triggered by a UK-based cyber-security researcher tweeting as @MalwareTechBlog.

The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an low-cost domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S.

The UK security researcher known as "MalwareTech", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming. quite likely on Monday".

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The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the US' National Security Agency (NSA) for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet.

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