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NSA-linked tools help power second global ransomware outbreak

A potent ransomware attack has gripped organizations around the world for the second time in less than two months.
And like the first outbreak in mid-May — which claimed hundreds of thousands victims in a game-changing cyberattack — Tuesday’s outburst is spreading via a Microsoft flaw originally exposed in a leak of apparent NSA hacking tools.
The latest malicious software battered companies in Russia, Ukraine and many other countries in Europe, according to cybersecurity researchers, sending law enforcement officials scrambling and sparking fears about how the world would contain the outbreak of the malware, which locks up computer systems and demands ransom …read more

Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition

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