Ukraine and Russia appear hardest hit by the ransomware, with Poland, Italy and Germany following in order of countries most affected.
The global cyberattack that hit over 70 countries last week stemmed from National Security Agency software.
Disruptions have been reported in at least 74 countries, including Russia, Spain, Turkey and Japan, with some reports of U.S. infiltration as well.
The whistleblowing organization says that the “Vault 7” leak details how the CIA uses sophisticated technology to hack into smartphones and computers.
For perhaps 64,000 computers in the U.S. and 300,000 worldwide, the Internet will go dead starting Monday. The story is rather complicated, but at its bottom is a piece of devilment named the DNS Changer Trojan. Click through below to the jump to find out if your Internet connection is set up for a KO punch and, if so, what you can do to sidestep it.
Since sometime in 2008, more than 12 million computers around the world have been infected by a highly encrypted "worm," or self-updating type of malware called Conficker, that allows remote access and control of a network of those computers, essentially creating the most powerful computer in the world.
Hollywood has given us many a laptop-wielding hacker who causes explosions, blackouts and mayhem with a few malicious keystrokes, but such scenarios may not be confined to preposterous action flicks anymore. The Wall Street Journal reports that cyberspies from China and Russia have infiltrated the U.S. electrical grid, mapped it and left a little something behind.
The Chinese government has denied having any relationship with "a malware-based cyber espionage network" called GhostNet, an operation revealed Sunday by a Toronto-based research team. GhostNet is suspected of infiltrating a number of military and diplomatic computer systems, including the Dalai Lama's, and is based in China.