RANSOMWARE: The Cyber Attack that Crippled the World

Sourced from two separate articles,
and with an endnote by Lasha Darkmoon
“On Hackers, Bitcoin and the End Days.”

Cyber security experts rushed to restore systems on Saturday after an unprecedented global wave of cyberattacks that struck targets ranging from Russia’s banks to British hospitals and a French carmaker’s factories.

The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest cyber ransom attack ever. State agencies and major companies around the world were left reeling by the attacks which blocked access to files and demanded ransom money, forcing them to shut down their computer systems. (more…)