Largest Worldwide Cyber Attack in History Now Underway!

Cyber Security, IT, Technology

Largest Worldwide Cyber Attack in History Now Underway!

Day of Doom has arrived. NSA tools released into the wild publicly last month now being used effectively.

BREAKING: Over 57,000 Ransomware Cyberattacks By Hackers Using NSA Exploit Reported In 74 Countries, Virus Still Spreading AggressivelyUPDATE’S:
Info About WanaCrypt0r 2.0 & Leaked NSA Exploit:

https://blog.avast.com/ransomware-that-infected-telefonica-…

Edward Snowden:
“Whoa: @NSAGov decision to build attack tools targeting US software now threatens the lives of hospital patients. Despite warnings, @NSAGov built dangerous attack tools that could target Western software. Today we see the cost. In light of today’s attack, Congress needs to be asking @NSAgov if it knows of any other vulnerabilities in software used in our hospitals. If @NSAGov had privately disclosed the flaw used to attack hospitals when they found it, not when they lost it, this may not have happened”

https://twitter.com/Snowden

“A ransomware virus is reported to be spreading aggressively around the globe, with over 50,000 computers having been targeted. The virus infects computer files and then demands money to unblock them.

An increase in activity of the malware was noticed starting from 8am CET (07:00 GMT) Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it “quickly escalated into a massive spreading.”

In a matter of hours, over 57,000 attacks have been detected worldwide, the company said.

Seventy-four countries around the globe have been affected, with the number of victims still growing, according to the Russian multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider, the Kaspersky Lab.”

https://www.rt.com/…/388153-thousands-ransomeware-attacks-…/

Hospital Computers Across Britain Shut Down By Cyberattack, Hackers Demanding Ransom:

“Hospitals across England have reportedly been hit by a large-scale cyberattack. Some are having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money.

The Guardian says National Health Service (NHS) hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems. Doctors have been posting on Twitter about what has been happening.

A screengrab of an instant message conversation circulated by one doctor says: “So our hospital is down … We got a message saying your computers are now under their control and pay a certain amount of money. And now everything is gone.”

A second doctor tweeted: “Massive NHS hack cyber attack today. Hospital in shut down. Thanks for delaying emergency patient care & endangering lives. Assholes.”

An NHS source told the Evening Standard the attack “seems to be growing” with more incidents of hospitals across Britain facing IT problems being reported. No hospitals in London are yet confirmed to have been targeted in the attack.

According to reports, affected hospitals include those run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust, Barts Health in London, Essex Partnership university NHS trusts, the university hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust, Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS trust and Blackpool teaching hospital NHS foundation trust.

On Friday, Spain’s government warned that large numbers of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with the same ransomware used on the NHS.”

 

UK HOSPITALS HELD TO RANSOM IN CYBER ATTACK / EMERGENCY COBRA MEETING – UPDATES
NEARLY ALL UK HOSPITALS SYSTEMS ARE DOWN – EMERGENCY POLICE AND SECURITY SERVICES RESPONSE

HACKERS DEMANDING MILLIONS OR WILL KEEP HOSPITALS CLOSED

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS CLOSING ACROSS UK

The incident has been described as a “suspected national cyber attack” by NHS Merseyside.

It would create absolute chaos if it was coordinated with a mass attack. The problem is they apparently currently cannot access patient records pretty much anywhere in the UK

Some critical care systems are also networked and down

Same happened here in Spain a few hours ago.

Major companies (Telefonica, Santander, BBVA) have been targeted by a massive cyberattack. They have been infected with ransomware (the hackers are demanding money or they will delete their files) and the staff has gone back home.

 

NHS can’t say they weren’t warned!!!!
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nhs-hospitals-are-ripe…

 

Spanish Telefonica and Portugal Telecom are down too!
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-39899646
http://archive.fo/9L3YJ

Portugal Telecom workers with no comunications, in last hour. Just saying that Pope Francis is arriving to Portugal any moment.
UK HOSPITALS HELD TO RANSOM IN CYBER ATTACK / EMERGENCY COBRA MEETING – UPDATES
NEARLY ALL UK HOSPITALS SYSTEMS ARE DOWN – EMERGENCY POLICE AND SECURITY SERVICES RESPONSE
HACKERS DEMANDING MILLIONS OR WILL KEEP HOSPITALS CLOSEDACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS CLOSING ACROSS UKThe incident has been described as a “suspected national cyber attack” by NHS Merseyside.

It would create absolute chaos if it was coordinated with a mass attack. The problem is they apparently currently cannot access patient records pretty much anywhere in the UK

Some critical care systems are also networked and down
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Same happened here in Spain a few hours ago.

Major companies (Telefonica, Santander, BBVA) have been targeted by a massive cyberattack. They have been infected with ransomware (the hackers are demanding money or they will delete their files) and the staff has gone back home.

“Whoa: @NSAGov decision to build attack tools targeting US software now threatens the lives of hospital patients. Despite warnings, @NSAGov built dangerous attack tools that could target Western software. Today we see the cost. In light of today’s attack, Congress needs to be asking @NSAgov if it knows of any other vulnerabilities in software used in our hospitals. If @NSAGov had privately disclosed the flaw used to attack hospitals when they *found* it, not when they lost it, this may not have happened”
https://twitter.com/Snowden

Hospital Computers Across Britain Shut Down By Cyberattack, Hackers Demanding Ransom:

“Hospitals across England have reportedly been hit by a large-scale cyberattack. Some are having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money.

The Guardian says National Health Service (NHS) hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems. Doctors have been posting on Twitter about what has been happening.

A screengrab of an instant message conversation circulated by one doctor says: “So our hospital is down … We got a message saying your computers are now under their control and pay a certain amount of money. And now everything is gone.”

A second doctor tweeted: “Massive NHS hack cyber attack today. Hospital in shut down. Thanks for delaying emergency patient care & endangering lives. Assholes.”

An NHS source told the Evening Standard the attack “seems to be growing” with more incidents of hospitals across Britain facing IT problems being reported. No hospitals in London are yet confirmed to have been targeted in the attack.

According to reports, affected hospitals include those run by East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust, Barts Health in London, Essex Partnership university NHS trusts, the university hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust, Southport and Ormskirk hospital NHS trust and Blackpool teaching hospital NHS foundation trust.

On Friday, Spain’s government warned that large numbers of companies had been attacked by cyber criminals who infected computers with the same ransomware used on the NHS.” https://www.rt.com/uk/388115-nhs-hospitals-cyber-attack/