A major so-called ‘ransomware’ attack is underway worldwide, with more than 100 thousand attacks, according to the latest reports. This map shows where the attacks are occurring, with 99 countries now affected by the virus, that’s according to security software company Avast. The malware displays a screen demanding 300 dollars in the cyber currency bitcoin from the owners of the affected computers. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8bi1

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