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Businesses brace for Monday as ransomware threat lingers


By Dustin Volz and Eric AuchardWASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, amid fears it could wreck fresh havoc on Monday when employees return to work. Cybersecurity experts said the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" which locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries - had slowed, but the respite might only be brief. New versions of the worm are expected, they ...

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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 23:22 IST