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Daily News Headline 5/15/17

posted May 15, 2017, 5:20 AM by Nancy Berry
In the news this morning, hospitals and companies around the world are reeling from a cyber attack on Friday which held for ransom operations in more than 70 countries; Russia experienced the worst hit. Emergency rooms were closed and surgeries canceled.  The virus locked up computer systems and demanded $300 in bitcoin to unlock devices.  Computer security analysts claim that such hacking is avoidable if security systems are kept up-to-date and data is regularly backed up. It is unclear who is responsible for the cyber attack.