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Government Systems Under Attack By Ransomware

Around 45 government systems came under attack in Hungary over the weekend, when a ransomware spread in 150 countries, but only a few hundred devices became infected, the Government Incident Response Team (Gov-CERT) said on Tuesday.

The National Cyber Security Centre continues to monitor the developments closely, but they do not expect a large number of infections to occur in the near future, Gov-CERT said in a statement. Ransomware viruses lock down files on the infected computer and demand payment to restore access. The attack started on Friday and quickly spread worldwide.

A British cyber security expert succeeded in temporarily containing the attack which has nevertheless affected 150 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

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New versions of the malware were detected on Sunday; these are harder to contain but are less damaging.

via: hungarymatters.hu

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