Massive cyberattack hits computers across Asia

A massive global cyberattack is still making ripples on Monday.

Governments and businesses in Asia were hit by the WannaCry ransomware worm.

Experts said a wider impact is expected as more employees turn on their computers and check emails. The malicious software is waiting for unopened emails like “cyberlandmines.”

China state media said 200,000 computers were affected around the country. That includes the payment systems at China’s energy giant PetroChina.

Two major Indonesian hospitals reported they’d been hit.There were also reports from South Korea and Australia.

The ransomware targets a security gap in Microsoft. Infected computers seem to be mostly out-of-date devices that missed an update from Microsoft that fixed the security gap.

 
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