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Next cyber-attack could be imminent, quite likely on Monday

Staff Writer | May 14, 2017
Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday's global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned.
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UK security researcher "MalwareTech", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming... quite likely on Monday," BBC reports.

The virus, which took control of users' files, spread to 100 countries, including Spain, France and Russia.

In England, 48 NHS trusts fell victim, as did 13 NHS bodies in Scotland

Some hospitals were forced to cancel procedures and appointments, as ambulances were directed to neighbouring hospitals free from the computer virus.

MalwareTech, who wants to remain anonymous, was hailed as an "accidental hero" after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which actually ended up halting it.

"There's a lot of money in this. There's no reason for them to stop. It's not really much effort for them to change the code and then start over.

"So there's a good chance they are going to do it... maybe not this weekend, but quite likely on Monday morning."


 

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