Powerful cyber attack involving the virus-the extortioner WannaCry Friday affected more than 150 countries. This was announced on Sunday, the head of Europol Rob Wainwright.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” he said in the air of British channel ITV.
According to him, at last count, we are talking about more than 200 thousand victims, including more than 100 thousand organizations in at least 150 countries. “Many of the victims – companies, including large corporations,” said Wainwright.
Earlier in the Czech company Avast software
software (SOFTWARE) in the field of information security, said that
international cyber attack led to failures in 104 countries. According to them,
it was about 126 thousand cases. A Russian “Kaspersky Lab” reported that
I recorded about 45 thousand attacks cryptography program WannaCry 74
countries around the world, notes “Interfax”.
As reported, the evening of may 12 from around the world began to receive reports of mass infection by computer cryptography program. For unlocking the attackers demanded a ransom in bitcoins – the equivalent of from 300 to 600 dollars.
The greatest number of cyber attacks has been observed in Russia, where the target of criminals have become the computers of the Ministry of internal Affairs, Sberbank, the Ministry of health, “MegaFon”. On Saturday, about the attempt of infection reported in the Railways and in the Central Bank, it stressed that mass requests to computers in the Russian credit institutions were unsuccessful.
In the UK due to mass infection of personal computers was disrupted 40 hospitals.