Major Global Computer Hack
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 553 , Segment 1
Episode: Global Computer Hack, Successful Job Interviews, Child Abuse
- May 15, 2017 11:00 pm
- 22:16 mins
Guest: Dale Rowe, PhD, Professor of Information Technology, BYU A major cyberattack on computer systems around the world has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, says the European Union police agency Europol. Hospitals and major companies, including car manufacturers and a host of government offices worldwide, were among the targets. Cybersecurity experts say Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan bore the brunt of the attacks, but hospitals in Britain, schools in China, and global companies including FedEx were hit. The attack was a ransomware virus that locked people out of their computer files until they paid a ransom to the hackers. How complicated was the attack and how likely is it to happen again?