Massive Cyber Attack Hits Hospitals, Universities and Businesses Worldwide

1045798580The Barts Health Group, which helps manage some of the largest hospitals in London, said, “We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals.” Patients had to be turned away from surgeries and appointments at medical facilities throughout England, and ambulances had to be rerouted to other hospitals as well. Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Spain, was one target, though their services and clients were not affected, as the malicious software only impacted certain computers on an internal network. The malware used in the cyberattack has been identified as “Wanna Decryptor” or “Wanna Cry.” This “ransomware” is designed to lock up machines, not returning access until a ransom is paid….Read More