A Wave of Ransomware Attacks

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Hundreds of thousands of Computers around the world were hijacked last week. In Great Britain the blackmailers attacked 48 hospitals. Doctors had to move or cancel operations. In Spain, a large telephone company was affected. In Germany, computers of the country’s train system were attacked. Security agencies around the world are now investigating the attacks.

The blackmailers used a virus during the attack. After becoming infected with the virus, the computers can no longer recognize data. Next a demand appears on the screen. It tells the owners of the computers to pay blackmail money to remove the virus. Only then do the computers work again.

This kind of attack is called a ransomware attack. They have been increasing rapidly over the past several years.

 

 

Have you ever been hacked?

 

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7 thoughts on “A Wave of Ransomware Attacks

  • May 22, 2017 at 10:26 am
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  • May 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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    I think the correct word should be ransomware, not ransomeware.

  • May 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    Thanks for pointing that out!

  • May 30, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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    Great job.thanks

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