The WannaCry ransomware attack has spread to 150 countries

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Since its discovery on Friday afternoon the WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread this weekend impacting over 10000 organizations and 200000 individuals in over 150 countries according to European authorities However while measures have been taken to slow the spread of the malware new variations have begun to surfaceThis morning Europol Director Rob Wainwright told the BBC that the cyberattack is unprecedented in its scale and noted that it will likely continue as people return to work on Monday While Microsoft took the unusual step to issue a patch for Windows XP the patch will only work if installed and authorities have been warning businesses to ensure that their systems are updated

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