Global Cyberattack Reaches ‘Unprecedented’ Scale

Friday’s global cyberattack on businesses, universities, and health systems has reached new size, with large institutions and security experts hurrying to address a breach that has now affected more than 150 countries. The cyberattack was first identified in the United Kingdom, whose National Health Service (NHS) suffered one of the day’s largest and most severe hacks. In total, 48 NHS organizations were hit, rendering x-rays, test results, and patient records unavailable and forcing the NHS to suspend its operations. According to British Home Secretary Amber Rudd, all but six agencies have resumed normal operations and no patient data has been compromised.

Source: The Atlantic