The figure of the day: $ 1,000,000,000 damage was caused by the WannaCry virus. McClatchyDC, citing experts KnowBe4, an information security company, wrote that the attack on the WannaCry virus caused damage of about $ 1 billion. The extortion virus has hit computers with many large organizations around the world. The main damage associated with the loss of information, a decrease in system performance, stopping their work and other factors.
We remind you that the virus-extortionist WannaCry, encrypting data and requiring for their decoding from $ 300 to $ 600, began its distribution on computers running the Windows operating system on May 12. It is assumed that the basis of the virus is the US National Eternal Blue program. Who is behind the attack is unknown. For example, earlier in the network there was information that it could be hackers from North Korea.