Unprecedented WannaCry attack a nightmarish ‘wake-up call’ – CNET

Because we needed something else to keep us up at night. WannaCry is no scary movie but a nasty piece of ransomware that locks up your computer and holds it hostage until you pay the hackers. Ransomware isn’t new, but the difference with this one is scale: As of Sunday, more than 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries have been affected , making this the largest cyberextortion scheme ever. (You can actually watch a real-time map of affected computers .) That’s scary enough.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wannacry-unprecedented-ransomware-attack-a-nightmarish-wakeup-call/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Because we needed something else to keep us up at night. WannaCry is no scary movie but a nasty piece of ransomware that locks up your computer and holds it hostage until you pay the hackers. Ransomware isn’t new, but the difference with this one is scale: As of Sunday, more than 200,000 devices in at least 150 countries have been affected , making this the largest cyberextortion scheme ever. (You can actually watch a real-time map of affected computers .) That’s scary enough.

https://www.cnet.com/news/wannacry-unprecedented-ransomware-attack-a-nightmarish-wakeup-call/#ftag=CAD590a51e

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