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Asia Braces For Ransomware Fallout As Workweek Begins: “Hong Kong Will Get Hammered”

Asia Braces For Ransomware Fallout As Workweek Begins: “Hong Kong Will Get Hammered”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 14, 2017 6:15 PM

Having unleashed hell on over 100 nations and over 225,000 users worldwide on Friday, cybersecurity experts in Asia are bracing for the WannaCrypt ransomware plague to strike as the workweek begins.

As The South China Morning Post reports, thousands of computers across Asia were said to be affected with more reports expected when people return to work after the weekend, security experts said. Attley Ng, senior vice president of NSFOCUS Asia Pacific, a network security solutions company, said:

China was hit very hard. The attack was very widespread, especially in the higher learning and education sector, resulting in an almost complete paralysis of systems there.

Bryce Boland, Asia-Pacific chief technology officer at US cybersecurity firm FireEye, said

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