A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible.Friday morning, the Twitter account MalwareHunterTeam reported ransomware known as WanaCrypt0r (a WannaCry variant) spreading at an alarming rate. “In less than 3 hours (even can say less than 2 hours if we count it from the explosion), they got victims already from 11 countries.”Russia, Taiwan and Spain appear to be those initially hit the hardest, but a map of the infections generated by MalwareHunterTeam shows the ransomware spreading to all populated continents, and numerous reports from security researchers indicate that WanaCrypt0r has also found its way into the US.

Source: There’s a Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally Right Now

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