More than a dozen hospitals in England were targeted by ransomware Friday amid an apparent large-scale cyberattack that may have ensnared companies worldwide, including FedEx and Spain’s largest telecom company, NBC News reported.
National Health Service England blamed a software known as Wanna Decryptor for infecting computers.
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The IT systems of NHS sites were reportedly bombarded by pop-up messages Friday demanding a ransom, and purported screenshots showed the cyber attacker asking for “$300 worth of bitcoin” — a form of digital currency — to be sent to a certain online address.
Sometimes, it works: Last year, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center forked over $17,000 to hackers who used ransomware.
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that the cyberattack is part of a wider international attack, according to the Associated Press.
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