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May 13, 2017, 03:55:01 AM
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Global Bitcoin Extorting Ransomware Campaign Hits as Many as 74 Countries

Several major companies all over the world, including telecommunications companies and England’s National Health Service (NHS), are currently being targeted by a massive ransomware campaign that has already caused chaos in the affected organizations. Security researchers have allegedly identified the ransomware strain WannaCry, even though the attack’s origin is still unknown.

According to reports, the first company to identify the attack was Telefónica, a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider. Telefónica’s computers had their monitors turn blue, as some reported seeing a ransomware message demanding $300 in bitcoin appear.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/global-bitcoin-extorting-ransomware-campaign-hits-many-74-countries/



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May 13, 2017, 05:15:26 AM
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Global Bitcoin Extorting Ransomware Campaign Hits as Many as 74 Countries

Several major companies all over the world, including telecommunications companies and England’s National Health Service (NHS), are currently being targeted by a massive ransomware campaign that has already caused chaos in the affected organizations. Security researchers have allegedly identified the ransomware strain WannaCry, even though the attack’s origin is still unknown.

According to reports, the first company to identify the attack was Telefónica, a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider. Telefónica’s computers had their monitors turn blue, as some reported seeing a ransomware message demanding $300 in bitcoin appear.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/global-bitcoin-extorting-ransomware-campaign-hits-many-74-countries/

Now it seems to be 99 countries so adding a micro update
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39901382
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1915365

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