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Global ‘Ransomware’ Attack Believed to Be Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools

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“Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack” By Costas Pitas and Carlos Ruano.

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday.

Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files.

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