Updated May. 15, 2017 at 6:37 a.m.

Premium Lock Has your network been 'patched'? Failure to do opens way for global hack

Published: 2017-05-12 16:17:00
Updated: 2017-05-15 06:37:52

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A massive global "ransomware" attack on Friday hit corporate and government networks across 74 countries on Friday. And a security firm points out the attacks could have been prevented if companies had "patched," or updated their networks to guard against the onslaught being called "Wanna Cry." Demands were made in multiple languages with payments to be made through Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Plus, an update on what's happened where....

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