WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high

Oxfordshire-based firm inundated with calls in wake of last week’s ransomware attack on NHS and other businesses

UK cybersecurity firm Sophos has been inundated with calls since the biggest ever ransomware attack was unleashed last week on the NHS and businesses around the world, the company has revealed.

Shares hit a fresh record high after Sophos, a cloud network security specialist that counts the NHS among its clients, reported a sharp rise in billings and predicted strong growth over the next few years.

Kris Hagerman, the chief executive, said the cyber-attack was a “wakeup call to the whole world”.

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Source: The Guardian