The largest Japanese manufacturing company Hitachi electronics were attacked by the virus-the extortioner WannaCry that may 12, hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. The malware has been company mail servers.
As a result, employees of Hitachi have any problems with sending and receiving e-mail won’t open attached files, reports Japanese broadcaster NHK. According to her, similar problems are observed in the foreign offices of the company.
Currently, Hitachi carry out preventive work to prevent the spread of the virus, reports TASS with reference to widespread 15 may, the manufacturer of electronics.
– The creators of the virus WannaCry bypassed the restriction on its distribution
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However, over the weekend in Japan received only two reports of damage from the ransomware. The Japanese Agency on cyber security warns computer users about the need to be careful when browsing the Internet and advises not to open suspicious files attached to emails.
Extortionists have been using the virus, over 42 thousand dollars, but I can’t take them off
Meanwhile, The Times reports that the perpetrators of the global hacker attacks managed with the help of the virus-the extortioner to more than 42 thousand dollars in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin (bitcoin) from users infected computers. But the attackers still have not removed these funds from the accounts.
Law enforcement agencies continue to monitor three online accounts where the victim of a hacker attack sent the money in form of bitcoins. Ransomware is probably aware that the operations with the funds received can be tracked, so still have not attempted to remove them.
Co-founder of Elliptic, which recognizes illegal activity using bitcoins, Tom Robinson reported 110 cases, paying the ransom for a total amount of 23.5 bitcoins (about 42 thousand dollars). Meanwhile The Guardian notes that the size of payments may increase as virus-extortionist threatens to double the ransom if the user pay $ 300 in bitcoins within three days. If the victim of a hacker attack do not provide payment within seven days, the virus program threatens to remove all the files.
The head of Europol Rob Wainwright said that a powerful attack virus-the extortioner WannaCry raised at least 150 countries. The malicious program suffered more than 200 thousand people, including 100 thousand companies. In the Europol suggest that the attack was carried out by a group of criminals, not sponsored by government agencies.
A search of the perpetrator of a powerful cyber attacks are not only in Europe. The day before Reuters reported that calculate the attacker also tried the Federal Bureau of investigation and the national security Agency of the United States. American President Donald trump ordered to hold an emergency meeting to assess possible threats.
In this may 13, Politico reported that international attack hackers, extortionists used the modified program of the us national security Agency (NSA), which in April resulted in the loss has hit the Internet. The group published its hackers called themselves the Shadow Brokers. Who now uses malicious code is unclear. About using the NSA code is also written in his Twitter ex-employee of the Agency Edward Snowden.
Reports of mass infection of computers cryptography program began to arrive from all over the world on the evening of may 12. The virus has blocked your personal data, and 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.
WannaCry virus – ransomware, which is in contact with the victim’s computer encrypts all personal data. When trying to view the file the user sees on the screen of the requirement to pay a certain amount of money with the condition that allegedly the attacker will send instructions for unlocking. WannaCry attacks only PC on Windows operating system.