May 18, 2017
Cyber security experts are reporting that a new series of cyberattacks have started that may prove to me more widespread and damaging than those late last week. Instead of using the standard ransomware computers are now being high jacked to transfer virtual funds like Monero or bitcoms to the hackers’ accounts. This makes it much more profitable than ransomware for the hackers and more difficult for cyber experts to detect and stop. There is also great concern over the fact that this attack apparently started in early May and is just now being discovered; Experts have also not uncovered the origin of the attacks.