A global online attack forced a description of its unprecedented scope for a major European automaker to halt some of its production lines as schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia were targeted on Saturday, although it appeared to have receded a day after it began. According to news agency Reuters.
Tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries have been hit by a global electronic attack using e-mail tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency The British health insurance system suffered the worst effects of the attack.
Once the target network enters, a program called “Ransomware” encrypts computer data and asks for money between $ 300 and $ 600 for the devices to function normally.
And then silence silently other devices are not updated without any human intervention, a capability that security experts say is an unprecedented development and threatens new attacks may spread in the coming days and weeks.
In a related context, private security companies said that Ransom ware program is a new form of the program and “Wanakray” malicious able to deploy automatically across large networks exploit a gap known in the operating system of Microsoft. Microsoft said it was automatically updating Windows to protect its customers from “Wanakray”. “Today our engineers are adding detection and protection measures to prevent the new malicious program known as Ransom: Win32 and Krypt,” it said in a statement on Friday. She worked with clients to provide additional help.