Cy­ber­at­tack wave ebbs, but ex­perts see risk of more

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

LON­DON — The “ran­somware” cy­ber­at­tack that has hit com­pa­nies and gov­ern­ments around the world ebbed in in­ten­sity on Mon­day, though ex­perts warned that new ver­sions of the virus could emerge. Thou­sands more in­fec­tions were re­ported Mon­day, largely in Asia, which had been closed for busi­ness when the mal­ware first struck Fri­day.

The cases were more con­tained, how­ever, than the sys­temic out­break that last week par­a­lyzed com­put­ers run­ning fac­to­ries, banks, govern­ment agen­cies and trans­port sys­tems around the world.

Many of the 200,000 vic­tims in more than 150 coun­tries were still strug­gling to re­cover from the first at­tack of the so-called “Wan­naCry” virus. Car­maker Re­nault said one of its French plants, which em­ploys 3,500 peo­ple, wasn’t re­open­ing Mon­day as a “pre­ven­ta­tive step.”

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