Global cyber attack may not be finished yet

Experts have warned the number of victims “will continue to grow” as people return to work on Monday.

“So there’s a good chance they are going to do it. maybe not this weekend, but quite likely on Monday morning”.

“It was a promise over the parliament, over the five years, we are only two years into the old parliament and I can assure you that we are spending a lot of money on recruiting but also on giving the armed forces the equipment they need”.

Forth Valley medical staff are being told to remain vigiliant following last week’s cyber attack which hit NHS computers the length and breadth of the UK.

Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan declared three Australian businesses were affected by the unprecedented ransomware attack.

Interior Ministry: The Russian Interior Ministry acknowledged a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected.

Production was halted by the attack a few hours before a planned shutdown for the weekend, resulting in the firm saying in a statement yesterday that it had “no major impact”.

The virus also has a wormlike features that looks for other vulnerable systems once it’s embedded in your computer, which means it can spread to other computers in a network.

Dr Krishna Chinthapalli said the havoc wreaked on some health services in an worldwide cyber attack could encourage hackers to target hospitals.

Computers around the globe were hacked beginning on Friday using a security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, an older version that was no longer given mainstream tech support by the United States giant.

Hospitals across England have fallen victim to what appears to be a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected facilities diverting patients to hospitals not hit by the malware. Individuals and companies still have to decide if they want to pay the ransom or part with their data.

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The health service has been criticised for using the outdated Windows XP operating system to store digital information, despite security updates for the software having been discontinued by Microsoft.

Microsoft said it had released a Windows security update in March to tackle the problem involved in the latest attack, but many users were yet to run it.

USA package delivery giant FedEx, European auto factories, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, Britain’s health service and Germany’s Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit.

A GLOBAL cyber attack that has struck computers across Europe and Asia is believed to have infected its first Australian business, the federal government says.

“Once we get to the bottom of this one, we’ll make sure that this is available to people as well”, he said.

“I think these hackers have to recognize that these authorities will come after them with a vengeance”, Gazeley said.