Organisations hit by global cyberattack

Peace and Freedom

PARIS (AFP/REUTERS) – A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented”.

Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the Russian interior ministry.

– NHS –

The British public health service – the world’s fifth-largest employer, with 1.7 million staff – was badly hit, with interior minister Amber Rudd saying around 45 facilities were affected. Several were forced to cancel or delay treatment for patients.

Pictures on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (S$420) in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: “Ooops, your files have been encrypted!” .

An ambulance waits outside the emergency department at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London, Britain May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

– Renault –

The French automobile giant was…

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