Microsoft warns that Ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

Monday, 15 May 2017 - 9:57

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Microsoft says, that Cyber-attacks that have hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call".

The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments have caused "widespread damage".

The latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence.

There are fears of further "ransomware" attacks as people return to work on today.

Many firms have had experts work over the weekend to prevent new infections. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments to restore access.

More than 200,000 computers have been affected so far.



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