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WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks

WannaCry 2.0: Get Ready For a New Round of Ransomware Attacks

More than 300,000 machines in 150 countries have been hit so far, US homeland security advisor Tom Bossert said in a press briefing on Monday.

The list of institutions has grown as more become aware of hacks and as variants of the virus spread. When it first debuted, there were more than a few reasons why you might not want to upgrade, but as time has gone on - and as the operating system has improved - that list has gotten smaller and smaller. He said infection rates slowed over the weekend.

"Hopefully people are learning how important it is to apply these patches", said Darien Huss, a senior security research engineer for cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, who helped stem the reach of the weekend attack.

Experts are still trying to determine who launched the ransomware attack.

"Recent history indicates we have a problem managing the contract workforce effectively, primarily because we now have fewer tools to address the issue", said Daniel.

Bossert said less than $70,000 has been paid in response to the cyberattacks.

Jonathan Zittrain, a professor specializing in internet law at Harvard Law School, said courts have frequently dismissed lawsuits against the agency on the grounds they might result in the disclosure of top secret information.

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He added: "Let's wait and see what that turns itself into, in terms of percentage votes and seats". A draft version of the Labour manifesto was leaked last week. "The scale of the task is enormous ".

Smith has also suggested a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would include "a new requirement for governments to report vulnerabilities to vendors, rather than stockpile, sell, or exploit them".

But some other technology industry executives said privately that it reflected a widely held view in Silicon Valley that the USA government is too willing to jeopardize internet security in order to preserve offensive cyber capabilities.

Energy giant PetroChina said payment systems at some petrol stations were hit although it had restored most of the systems.

Megafon: A spokesperson for Russian telecommunications company Megafon told CNN that the cyberattack affected call centers but not the company's networks. Many have compared this infection to the popular Conficker worm, that continues to attack computer systems around the world even today despite the fact that the security flaw it exploits was patched in 2008. FedEx, Nissan, and the United Kingdom's National Health Service were among the victims. "At this stage, we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed".

The country's biggest cinema chain CJ CGV said some of its advertisement servers connected to 50 cinemas had been affected, Yonhap news agency said. "The attacks hit hospitals, railroad transport and police". It said its plant at Douai in northern France would be back to normal on Tuesday, following checks. "This teaches us how something can wreak havoc without attacking the traditionally designated critical infrastructure like a power grid", Choudhary said. The initial attack had started after many offices had closed Friday. "Our cybercrime teams are now working to retrieve lost data", Joshua said.

Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, wasn't reopening Monday as technicians dealt with the cyberattack's aftermath. The official would not identify which systems but said no federal government entities were hit.


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