LUXEMBOURG – GOVERNMENT WARNS ABOUT WANNACRY VIRUS

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keywords: cyber attack, cyber security, ransomware, wannacry, luxembourg. This Saturday, May 13 at 6 pm the Luxembourg Government communicates on the dangers of the “WannaCry” ransomware worldwide cyber attack. The Government explains that the virus is spread by the mailbox and that it uses a vulnerability of the Windows operating system. It is therefore recommended not to open doubtful e-mails. A Windows security update (MS17-010) is available and must be installed. For more than 24 hours now the world is facing what Europol calls ransomware “unprecedented attack”. Large companies and…

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CYBER ATTACKS – UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK LEVEL STATES EUROPOL

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keywords: cyber security, cyber attack, wannacry, ransomware, europol. After 24 hours of cyber attacks, more than 90 countries are affected and among the world’s largest companies. The biggest Spanish firms (including the telecommunications giant Telefonica), the British hospitals, the Renault carmaker in France (a production center had been stopped), nothing seems to be able to stop the surge of ransomware judiciously named “WannaCry”. The various judiciary authorities of the concerned countries open investigations in order to find their origin. The economic impact is probably big. Europol, which synchronizes all European Polices, declares:…

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CYBER ATTACKS – ENGLISH HOSPITALS TARGETED IN LARGE SCALE

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keywords: cyberattacks, hospitals, england, ransomware. After the recent attacks on the servers of Luxembourg state and then Cedexis infrastructure triggering the main French press sites offline for one hour, it is now the English hospitals to undergo a large-scale computer attack. This attack is of the “ransomware” type, messages appear on the screens of the computers indicating that the “computers are now in the hands of the pirates and that to unlock the situation one has to pay”. Some hospitals are forced to divert emergencies to other hospitals, or postpone…

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