Ransomware cyberattack hits Australia

Posted on May 14th, 2017 by

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A MASSIVE cyber attack which has hit 200,000 people in at least 150 countries has claimed its first Australian victims and authorities warn more is yet to come.The Federal Government has confirmed three private businesses have been hit by the unprecedented ransomware attack, which wormed its way into thousands of computer systems around the world in an apparent extortion plot, shutting users out unless they coughed up payment.

For the full story please visit news.com.au

Make sure you computer operating systems are fully updated and be careful opening any unknown attachments on your computer.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Ransom:Win32/WannaCrypt

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