Hunt the hackers: Gang behind ‘unprecedented’ attack using ‘atom bomb of malware’ which has now spread to 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries are targeted by global task force

To Inform is to Influence

Hunt the hackers: Gang behind ‘unprecedented’ attack using ‘atom bomb of malware’ which has now spread to 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries are targeted by global task force

  • Hackers hit dozens of countries on Friday by exploiting a stolen ‘superweapon’
  • The cyber attack rapidly spread and infected computers across the globe 
  • Europol launching investigation to track down the culprits and help victims 
  • Hackers are believed to have exploited the NSA tool, which was stolen and released to the world by a group known as the Shadow Brokers last month
  • British hospitals, the Russian government, Spanish telecoms firm, Renault factories and German railways were among those affected by the cyber attack 
  • Victims reported in more than 100 countries including Germany, Spain and USA

View original post 3,220 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s