A massive ransomware attack has hit more than 70 countries worldwide. The attack is reported to not be targeted, but meant for anyone who got it. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that locks a user’s computer or data in exchange for money. The infection has been linked to a bug that exploits a vulnerability in Windows operating systems. Microsoft released a patch to fix the vulnerability in March so systems that haven’t updated are at a high risk of getting infected.
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