Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikesBy Jeremy Wagstaff and Eric Auchard SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, the cyber assault launched on Friday has infected tens of thousands of computers in 104 countries, with Britain’s health system suffering the worst known disruptions. Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 percent of infected computers located in Russia, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan.



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