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06/28/17: Another month, another malware attack

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A ransomware attack hit servers around the world yesterday. The infected computers displayed a message in red type over a black screen that read, “Oops, your important files are encrypted,” demanding a $300 bitcoin ransom from users to recover the data. This comes just one month after the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 150 countries in May. We talk to Chester Wisniewski of the cybersecurity firm Sophos about this attack. Also on today’s show: It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone shipped out. It’s been called the most unique and disruptive invention of all time, but just how original was it?

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Why this ransomware attack is more alarming than the last

by Ben Johnson and Kristin Schwab Jun 28, 2017
Chester Wisniewski, senior security researcher with Sophos, talks to us about the latest cyber breach.
Mid-day Update

06/28/17: Another global ransomware attack

by Molly Wood Jun 28, 2017
A malware attack that started yesterday in Ukraine has spread to more than 60 countries. Companies including Russian oil giant Rosneft, Danish shipping firm Maersk and Ukrainian government agencies have been hit. Ransomware victims are prompted to pay $300 in bitcoin to get the key to unlock their data. Also on today's update, Monsanto released better-than-expected earnings this morning. The agricultural giant has enjoyed solid growth over the first half of the year, despite pushback on its use of chemicals linked to cancer.

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