Ransomware 'WannaCry' spreads to thousands more computers at start of workweek

The software giant's chief legal officer Brad Smith said the ransomware attack that had crippled operations from Britain's National Health Service to courier heavweight Federal Express was the equivalent of the United States military having a Tomahawk missile stolen.

Bossert said "criminals" are responsible, not the US government.

The health service has been rebuked for using the outdated Windows XP operating system to store digital information, despite security updates for the software having been discontinued by Microsoft. However, he said it's only a matter of time before a malevolent version exists.

Patients wait at the registration desks at Dharmais Cancer Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday.

The worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported.

In France, auto manufacturer Renault said one of its plants, which employs 3,500 people in Douai, northern France, wasn't reopening Monday as technicians continued to deal with the aftermath of the global cyberattack.

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Avast, an global security-software firm that claims it has 400 million users worldwide, said the ransomware attacks rose rapidly Saturday to a peak of 57,000 detected intrusions.

Europol estimates that the attack has hit at least 150 countries and infected 200,000 machines.

Also on Monday, a major South Korean theater chain, CJ CGV, said that some 50 of its theatres had been affected by the malware, Yonhap news agency reported.

The "Wannacry" virus locks users out of their computers and demands hundreds of dollars from victims hoping to regain control of their documents and data.

An NHS IT worker told the Guardian that users experienced a "bitcoin virus pop-up", demanding payment before they could access their PCs.

Over the weekend, Microsoft took the unusual step of releasing a patch to fix the vulnerability on Windows XP systems.

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Yesterday, the NHS released documentation for organisations affected by the incident.

In England, 48 NHS trusts reported problems at hospitals, doctors surgeries or pharmacies, and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected.

Jim Beagle, president of data management firm Bridgehead, which has a number of NHS clients, said: "I think that the speed with which most NHS facilities got back up and running is testament to the robust processes for disaster recovery that they had in place".

There is no single solution to restore your computer if it has been infected.

Researchers who helped prevent the spread of the malware and cybersecurity firms worked around the clock over the weekend to monitor the situation and install the software patch.

Computers linked to the Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN), one of country's largest IP-based IT infrastructure connecting taluka-level government offices to the State capital with around 45,000 computers, are being monitored closely, said Science and Technology Department Secretary Dhananjay Dwivedi.

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"That's what makes this more troubling than ransomware was a week ago", Thakur said.

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