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White House calls emergency meetings as global cyberattack spreads

Politico ------- The Trump administration hastily called emergency meetings Friday and Saturday to contain fallout from the ongoing global ransomware campaign that has now hit victims in at least 150 countries, including the U.S. On Friday, when the attacks started spreading throughout Europe and Asia, White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert chaired a meeting of the federal government’s so-called Cyber Response Group, which helps agencies coordinate their reactions to digital assaults, a source familiar with the matter told POLITICO. The group met to assess the rapidly expanding ransomware attack, which locks up a computer network's files until a ransom is paid. The attacks forced several hospitals in England to stop admitting new patients with serious medical conditions and drove other companies to shut down their networks, leaving valuable data unavailable. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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