More Victims Expected In Unprecedented Cyberattack As Users Log On Monday
FOX NEWS reports:
An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.
The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading chaos by locking computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies, factories and government agencies worldwide.
Steven Wilson, Head of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, told Sky News that it was now important that IT departments checked their systems on Monday morning to ensure they had not been compromised.
He added: “It’s not a massively sophisticated attack. What is new is the use of a worm to propagate through systems.
“It is beyond anything we have seen before.”