Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts


Another major cyber-attack could be imminent after Friday’s global hit that infected more than 125,000 computer systems, security experts have warned.

UK security researcher “MalwareTech”, who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted “another one coming… quite likely on Monday”… More at The BBC.

I do hope my iMac and iPhone will be OK…

5 thoughts on “Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts

  1. As I understand it, this is a Windows thing. So unless you’re running BootCamp, it shouldn’t affect you directly. That said, viruses, malware, trojans, etc can be spread via email whether you’re on a Mac or not. I don’t know if this one falls into that category. I run a virus checker that also checks for Windows viruses not so much to prevent Mac viruses, but to try to make sure I don’t spread anything to people running Windows.

      1. Maybe so, and I should have caught that when you mentioned the iPhone, but that was the first thing I checked when I read the story, just in case.

  2. I vaguely remember wresting with SMB and Samba servers or printers and crap in like the late 90s or early 2000s. Man that was a steaming pile even back then.

    I wonder if it’s a buffer overrun or what

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