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Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call

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A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a wake-up call Microsoft saysIt blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackersIt says the latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows identified by and stolen from US intelligenceThere are fears of more ransomware attacks as people begin work on Monday although few have been reported so farLive reports Ransomware cyber-attack falloutMany firms have had experts working over the weekend to prevent new infections The virus took control of users files and demanded 300 (230) payments to restore accessThe spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack slowed over the weekend but the respite might only be brief experts have said More than 200000 computers have been affected so far

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