WannaCry ransomware reported on 185 computers in Taiwan: NSB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/17
By: Sophia Yeh and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) A total of 185 computers have been reported to be infected by the WannaCry ransomware, including one in a government unit, Chou Mei-wu (周美伍), deputy head of the National Security Bureau (NSB), said Wednesday, citing statistics of reported cases.

The malware has infected 116 computers at Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) offices and 68 others in 13 schools, Chou said at a legislative question-and-answer session.

A computer in Taichung Employment Services Center is the only one in any government organization to have been infected, because it was not covered by a security system established by the Executive Yuan to safeguard government computers from hackers, Chou said, adding that the device has been repaired.

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