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The man who accidentally saved the world from the NHS cyber attack

The Independent - Tech

The man who accidentally saved the NHS from its huge cyber attack has been revealed. Marcus Hutchins is a self-taught computer genius who works in cyber security. The 22-year-old surfer lives with his parents and didn't attend university. He also managed to save the entire world from one of the most damaging cyber attacks in history. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


NHS cyber attack: Ransomware used in huge hack is now spreading across the world

The Independent - Tech

The malware used in the huge NHS hack is now spreading across the world. The problems are hitting people and companies across Europe and Asia, according to experts. The ransomware – which locks down files until money is paid – is a new version that is rapidly spreading across the world. It is known as Wanna Decryptor. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.


Dixons Carphone hack: Millions of customers' details stolen in huge cyber attack

The Independent - Tech

Dixons Carphone has been hit by a major cyber attack that has left millions of customers' details exposed. The company has lost nearly 6 million customer bank card details and more than a million personal data records, it said. The group said that, while 5.8 million of the payment cards targeted were protected by chip and pin, around 105,000 non-EU cards without chip and pin protection were compromised. Dixons Carphone said relevant card companies had been notified, but added that there was no evidence of fraud on the cards as a result of the incident. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.



UK and Swedish Watchdogs Warn of International Cyber Attack

U.S. News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday.