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Global Cyber Attack Causes Chaos Around the World

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Computer hackers using the WannaCry virus, which locks computer systems and demands a $300 ransom in Bitcoin, has affected computer systems in about 150 countries with 2,000 computers hit in the US and 30,ooo in China Friday May 12th, according to telegraph.co.uk.

The WannaCry virus is spreading to thousands of computers, while Deutshe Bahn technicians are in progress of removing the malware. Businesses, hospitals, and universities locked up over 200,000 of computers as a precautionary effort to prevent being affected by the WannaCry virus. This virus has been spreading a phishing attack that tricks users into giving out their password and other sensitive details, according to nytimes.com.

Cyber security researchers stated that they have found evidence that could link North Korea with the WannaCry. A researcher from South Korea said, on Tuesday May 16th, that their own findings have to match the Symantec. Symantec is an internet server management suite that provides I.T Administration, who is responsible for reliable operation of computer systems, with comprehensive solution for managing physical and virtual servers, according to reuters.com.

Since the 1980s, North Korea has been training digital soldiers for cyber warfare, mainly against their neighbor, South Korea, and the United States. North Korea may be behind these attacks because 3 years ago, North Korea hacked Sony Pictures because of the movie, “The Interview,” according to cnnmoney.com.

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