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How tens of thousands of computers were infected with Ransomware

May 15, 2017
The New York Times /

A new strain of ransomware, malicious software that encrypts a computer’s files and then demands payment to unlock them, spread rapidly around the world on Friday. This map shows tens of thousands of Windows computers that were taken hostage by the software, a variant of the WannaCry ransomware, that were recorded by the security blog MalwareTech.