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Massive global cyber attack on computers

May 14, 2017

A massive cyber attack has infected a number of organisations around the world.

There have been reports of infections in as many as 74 countries, including several in New Zealand.

Computers in have been locked by a programme, WannaCry, that demands $300 ($NZD430) in Bitcoin currency.

Computer hacking is when someone breaks into a computer system illegally. A cyber attack is when computer systems are deliberately damaged or disrupted by people.

The UK’s National Health Service was among organisations hit by the outbreak.

Hospitals and doctors’ surgeries in parts of England have been forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments.

Internet companies in New Zealand have said they are aware of the ransomware attacks and have taken measures to protect its systems.

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Oh no I hope my games are safe

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This is really bad!

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I Hope I Can Still Play Roblox !

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This bad.

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thats really bad

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i saw this on tv you guys be careful by the way anyone out there !do not! open emails that tell you, you have won something or is advertising money and stuff

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joshua vowells

I'm annoyed at everyone that thinks this great and funny

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I'm annoyed from people saying great and funny news

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Oh no!

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hope my phone or tablet is safe

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That's bad

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oh no

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Hope our com doesn't get infected

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Thats bad!!!

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Hope my computer doesn't get infected

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this cant be happening

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Jerri Hern-Orewa Primary School

This is terrible!

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this is bad