Taiwanese PC users report malware attacks

The China Post
Date: May 14, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan reportedly is among the worst-hit countries in a massive

Facebook users discuss one netizen’s run-in with the WannaCry ransomware yesterday. (Captured from the internet)

cyberattack, but the extent of damage inflicted here by the ransomware, WannaCry, remained uncertain as of Saturday.

A researcher, Jakub Kroustek, with the cyber security firm Avast tweeted that Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan have seen the greatest numbers of attacks by WannaCry, whose variants include WannaCrypt.

“This is huge,” he wrote.

The local PTT electronic bulletin board system was infected by WannaCry, with some users posting screenshots of their infected computers with messages demanding ransoms in the virtual currency Bitcoins.    [FULL  STORY]

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