Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

Brad Smith says ‘WannaCry’ virus attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a ‘wake-up call’ amid fears more will be hit as week begins

The massive ransomware attack that caused damage across the globe over the weekend should be a “wake-up call” for governments, the president of Microsoft has said.

Security officials around the world are scrambling to find who was behind the attack which affected 200,000 computer users and closed factories, hospitals and schools by using malicious software that believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency.

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Source: The Guardian