World News – The worldwide ransomware attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of Europe’s cross-border police agency said Sunday as the full extent of the cyber-extortion became clear.
Europol Director Rob Wainwright said the global reach of the attack was “unprecedented” and “pretty indiscriminate,” affecting everything from hospitals and schools to auto giants.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” he told Britain’s ITV, adding that the FBI was assisting in trying to identify the culprits.
“At the moment we are in the face of an escalating threat and the numbers are going up. I’m worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines on Monday morning.”
Britain’s health care system was mostly back on track Sunday