Tech & Science Organisations hit by global cyberattack

20:05  13 may  2017
20:05  13 may  2017 Source:   AFP

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A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack , described Britain's National Cyber Security Center says teams are working "round the clock" to restore hospital computer systems after a global cyberattack that hit dozens of countries

Here are some of the biggest organizations hit by the recent global cyberattack . Paris (AFP) - A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack , described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".

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A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".

Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the Russian interior ministry.

 NHS 

The British public health service - the world's fifth-largest employer, with 1.7 million staff -- was badly hit, with interior minister Amber Rudd saying around 45 facilities were affected. Several were forced to cancel or delay treatment for patients.

Ransomware attacks reported worldwide

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NEW YORK: A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack , described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented”. Nissan UK’s unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack , spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said.

A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack , described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented". Nissan UK's unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack , spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said.

Pictures on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (230 pounds, 275 euros) in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!"

 Renault 

The French automobile giant was hit, forcing it to halt production at sites in France and its factories in Slovenia and Romania as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus.

Nissan UK's unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack, spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said.

Russian banks and ministries 

Russia's central bank was targeted, along with several government ministries and the railway system. The interior ministry said 1,000 of its computers were hit by a virus. Officials played down the incident, saying the attacks had been contained.

Cyberattack: major cyber attacks over the past 10 years

  Cyberattack: major cyber attacks over the past 10 years A huge range of organisations and companies around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".From "cyberwar" to "hacktivism", here are some of the major cyberattacks over the past 10 years:

A huge range of organizations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack , described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented.” Nissan UK’s unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack , spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said.

PARIS (AFP/REUTERS) - A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack Most Maersk operations running after global cyberattack . Portugal Telcom was hit on Friday (May 12) by a cyber attack , but no services were disrupted.

Germany railways 

Germany's Deutsche Bahn national railway operator was affected, with information screens and ticket machines hit. Travellers tweeted pictures of hijacked departure boards showing the ransom demand instead of train times. But the company insisted that trains were running as normal.

 Fedex 

The US package delivery group acknowledged it had been hit by malware and said it was "implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible."

Telefonica 

The Spanish telephone giant said it was attacked but "the infected equipment is under control and being reinstalled," said Chema Alonso, the head of the company's cyber security unit and a former hacker.

Another large-scale cyberattack underway: experts .
Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday. The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds of thousands of computers believed to have been infected to mine virtual currency.Following the detection of the WannaCry attack on Friday, "researchers at Proofpoint discovered a new attack linked to WannaCry called Adylkuzz," said Nicolas Godier, a researcher at the computer security firm.

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