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Ransomware Attack Hits 74 Countries

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News video: Ransomware Attack Hits 74 CountriesTens of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday. Security firm Kaspersky Lab has recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 74 countries in the past 10 hours. Most of the attacks have targeted Russia. The ransomware, called "WannaCry," locks down all the files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay in order to regain control of them.

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Transcript: Ransomware Attack Hits 74 Countries

Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks are targeting organizations around the world on Friday.

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 74 countries in the past 10 hours.

Most of the attacks have targeted Russia.

The ransomware, called "WannaCry," locks down all the files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay in order to regain control of them.




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