A cyberattack is currently hitting countries from Great Britain to Russia, affecting hospitals, businesses, and home computers.
The attack, also known as WannaCry, has reportedly affected over 200,000 businesses across 150 countries since initially being reported on Friday. In Great Britain alone, 16 National Health Service hospitals were hit.
The number of those affected is likely to grow as more victims come forward and similar mutations to WannaCry begin to find their way into networked systems.
WannaCry is being described as a “ransomware” attack—a cyberattack that locks out computer users until a ransom is paid.
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Source: The Daily Signal