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Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack - statement
May 12, 2017 / 7:57 PM / 6 months ago

Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack - statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.

A sign marks the Microsoft office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

“Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom:Win32.WannaCrypt,” a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement. It said the company was working with its customers to provide additional assistance.

Reporting by Dustin Volz; editing by Grant McCool

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