Coming to a computer near you

The good thing is that they don’t care about people talking incessantly about village life in Africa… Cyber attacks are now big bucks 75,000 current detections (increasing exponentially) X $ 5,000 (low estimate) = $375k to start the day. Not bad for a measly sufferer…

[SIZE=6]Major cyber attacks strike worldwide[/SIZE]
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Britain’s National Health Service reported a cyber attack on a number of hospitals on May 12, 2017
A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.

The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks users’ files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin.

The scope of the attacks was not immediately clear, but some analysts reported that dozens of countries had been affected, with the malware linked to attacks on hospitals in Britain as well as the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the US delivery firm FedEx.

The US Department of Homeland Security’s computer emergency response team said it was aware of ransomware infections “in several countries around the world.”

“We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections… in 99 countries,” Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post around 2000 GMT.

Earlier, Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, saying that the malware, a self-replicating “worm,” was spreading quickly.

Forcepoint Security Labs said that “a major malicious email campaign” consisting of nearly five million emails per hour was spreading the new ransomware.

The malware’s name is WCry, but analysts were also using variants such as WannaCry.

Forcepoint said in a statement that the attack had “global scope”, affecting organisations in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico.

In the United States, FedEx acknowledged it had been hit by malware and was “implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible.”

The UK’s state-run National Health Service declared a “major incident” after the attack, which forced some hospitals to divert ambulances and scrap operations.

In Spain, major firms including Telefonica were hit, with employees told to shut down workstations immediately through megaphone announcements.

[SIZE=6]It’s already hit TZ. Only a matter of time?

An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers.[/SIZE]

by Dan Goodin - May 12, 2017 1:11pm CDT

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A highly virulent new strain of self-replicating ransomware shut down computers all over the world, in part by appropriating a National Security Agency exploit that was publicly released last month by the mysterious group calling itself Shadow Brokers.

The malware, known as Wanna, Wannacry, or Wcry, has infected at least 75,000 computers, according to antivirus provider Avast. AV provider Kaspersky Lab said organizations in at least 74 countries have been affected, with Russia being disproportionately affected, followed by Ukraine, India, and Taiwan. Infections are also spreading through the United States. The malware is notable for its multi-lingual ransom demands, which support more than two-dozen languages.

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Kassin,

Hehehehehe! Looks like NSA created a monster, a genie that wont go back in the bottle!

people, relax. it won’t come to kenya. the ministry of ict is on top of things.
si they brought us ecitizen? they can easily stop this thing.
and itumbi has 36 bloggers who can write and annoy the shit out of that worm.

Mwagilia computer a dose of ABZ na utilie…

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I know a Kenyan company that is victim!!

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