Global Cyberattack Reaches ‘Unprecedented’ Scale

More than 150 countries have been hit by the coordinated hack, with some of the world’s largest institutions still struggling to recover.

Friday’s global cyberattack on businesses, universities, and health systems has reached new size, with large institutions and security experts hurrying to address a breach that has now affected more than 150 countries. The cyberattack was first identified in the United Kingdom, whose National Health Service (NHS) suffered one of the day’s largest and most severe hacks. In total, 48 NHS organizations were hit, rendering x-rays, test results, and patient records unavailable and forcing the NHS to suspend its operations.

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Author: Aria Bendix