Massive Cyberattack Hits Hospitals, Universities, Businesses

Law360, New York (May 12, 2017, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A sweeping cyberattack Friday using ransomware thought to be stolen from the National Security Agency hit more than 45,000 targets across at least 74 countries, security researchers said, with suspected victims including at least 16 British health care institutions, Spanish telecoms company Telefonica, the Russian Interior Ministry and FedEx.

Britain's National Health Service said Friday a number of its hospitals reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack. (AP) On Friday afternoon, Britain's National Health Service said a number of its hospitals reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack, which refers to a type of malicious software that...

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