According to officials, hospitals and their systems across the world suddenly went down this week after the attack first it. What happened next, perhaps, got a bit murky. The new tool was apparently discovered last month during a leak by Shadow Brokers, who, have been releasing NSA hacking tools since at least last year.
Companies and hospitals in Britain; Russia, the Ukraine, and more were troubled. Appointment books; allergy databases, patient information databases, were all compromised in the reported hack. According to British police, more than 75,000 computers across the world were compromised — while demands for financial means in terms of bitcoin have been made.
If not made in a week’s time, the hackers, will reportedly take it off the table leaving most of the hospitals without the necessary information they need to operate.