At Least 12 Nations Hit by N.S.A. Hacking Tool [telecom]

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At Least 12 Nations Hit by N.S.A. Hacking Tool

Britain was the most severely affected by the ransomware attack across Europe
and Asia, affecting countries from Russia to Spain and Japan.

By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER

SAN FRANCISCO - Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the
National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that
hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain's public health
system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia's Interior
Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers
elsewhere.

The attacks amounted to an audacious global blackmail attempt spread
by the internet and underscored the vulnerabilities of the digital
age.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/world/europe/uk-national-health-service-cyberattack.html

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