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Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Dustin VolzLONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack spread more slowly on Monday with no major infections reported, as attention shifted to investment and government policy implications of lax cyber security.There were 213,000 infected machines in 112 countries as of 1000 GMT on Monday, according to Czech security firm Avast, making it one of the largest coordinated attacks to hit computers across the world. The countries most affected by WannaCry were the same as Friday: Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, Avast's data showed. The ...

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 23:25 IST
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