Since its discovery on Friday afternoon, the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organizations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, according to European authorities. However, while measures have been taken to slow the spread of the malware, new variations have begun to surface. As per the Europol, the cyberattack is unprecedented in its scale and it will likely continue. While Microsoft took the unusual step to issue a patch for Windows XP, the patch will only work if installed, and authorities have been warning businesses to ensure that their systems are updated.
Some of the major organisations affected by the WannaCry Ransomware include U.K’s National Health Service (NHS), automaker Renault, Japanese automakers such as Hitachi, Nissan, amongst others.
About 150 countries have already been affected including UK, France, Spain, Taiwan, Japan, India, Russia, China, amongst others.
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