Yesterday saw an unprecedented cyber attack on over 57000 computers in 74 countries. It felt like an episode from a sci-fi movie!

Hacking software widely believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency were stolen  some time ago. They were then leaked online by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.

Cyber crime teams are currently wading through a  Maze of code- trying to save us from this “ransomeware attack.”

All over the UK, health institutions were met with the image above.

They are to pay $300 in bitcoins or in 3 days it’ll be doubled. Wait 7 days and your files are gone forever!
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(Image courtesy of the Daily Mail)

The countries in pale orange have all been affected with Russia (red)- being the worst.

We’re all watching this space together, so let’s see how it unfolds.

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