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  • LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred European investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from a pick-up in cybersecurity spending. In London, shares in cloud network security firm Sophos jumped more than 7 percent to a record high and security firm NCC Group rose 2.9 percent.

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on governments for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, amid fears it could wreck fresh havoc on Monday when employees return to work.

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. Marin Ivezic, cybersecurity partner at PwC, said...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. Marin Ivezic, cybersecurity partner at PwC, said...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. The group claimed it was stolen from a repository...

  • *Attackers use tools honed by U.S. National Security Agency. TORONTO/ FRANKFURT, May 13- Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary.

  • SINGAPORE/ FRANKFURT, May 13- A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National...

  • *Attackers use tools honed by U.S. National Security Agency. SINGAPORE/ FRANKFURT, May 13- A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to die down a day after its launch. Capitalising on spying...

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, May 13- A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and global shipper FedEx. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to...

  • SINGAPORE, May 13- Some hospitals, schools and universities in Asia were hit by a global cyber attack which infected tens of thousands of computers in Europe and the United States, but officials and researchers said the extent of any damage may not yet be known. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said one of Seoul's university hospitals had been affected.

  • Data Breach Cyber Attack

    A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. NSA has infected a number of computers in nearly 100 countries.

  • May 12- A global cyber attack on Friday affected British hospitals, government agencies and companies in 99 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets, Security software maker Avast said. Hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency that were leaked online last month appear to have been...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by security researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in dozens of other countries on Friday. Telecommunications company Telefonica was among many targets in Spain, though it said the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world. "Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom: Win32.WannaCrypt," a...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away...

  • LONDON, May 12- Malicious software called' ransomware' has forced British hospitals to turn away patients and affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica as part of a global outbreak that has affected tens of thousands of computers. What is WannaCry- also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry? British based cyber researcher Chris Doman of AlienVault...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyberattack brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected many Spanish companies with malicious software, and security researchers said a dozen other countries may be affected. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals," said the Barts Health group, which manages...