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The damage from the virus WannaCry exceeded $ 1 billion

Ущерб от вируса WannaCry превысил 1 млрд долларовHacker attack struck up to 300 thousand computers.

The total damage from a hacker attack using the virus WannaCry amounted to 1 billion dollars. This amount is called the American company KnowBe4, specializing in cyber security.

“The estimated damage WannaCry for the first four days exceeded $ 1 billion, considering caused this massive downtime for large organizations around the world,” – said the head of KnowBe4 STU Sjouwerman.

It is noted that in General the assessment of damages included the loss of data, loss of productivity, downtime, legal costs, reputational damage and other factors.

According to the company, just WannaCry struck from 200 thousand to 300 thousand computers in at least 150 countries. Experts do not exclude that in the future can be a new attack vector.

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