Ransomware creators and other cyber criminals involved in the malware economy are remorseless. They’ve automated their attacks to the point of targeting ISPs/Organizations.
Ransomware attack appears to be targeting organizations of different countries.
WHAT IT IS ?
Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s device (e.g., computer, smartphone, wearable device) and that either mounts the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that holds the victim’s data hostage, or mounts a cryptovirology leakware attack that threatens to publish.
This is a major cyber attack, impacting organisations across Europe at a scale I’ve never seen before.
“User shared drive access is down,” the IT worker is quoted as saying. “E-mails slowly going. Non-essential PCs are being shut down, and waiting times are estimated to increase. There’s nothing we can do except sit back and watch it collapse. The ransom message is exactly the same here, but with different bitcoin links, which is standard. It’s a goodbye to the IT systems.”
The NHS confirmed 16 NHS organizations had reported that they were hit by the WannaCry ransomware.
Where is Ransomware GEOGRAPHICALLY ?