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South Korea says nine cases of ransomware found in country so far
May 15, 2017 / 2:54 AM / 2 months ago

South Korea says nine cases of ransomware found in country so far

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A hooded man holds a laptop computer as blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.Kacper Pempel/Illustration

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential Blue House office said on Monday there have been nine cases of ransomware found in the country so far, but did not provide details on where the cyber attacks were discovered.

Authorities have been analysing 48 samples of the cyber worm and the government has warned South Koreans how to protect their computers from being taken hostage, said Blue House Yoon Young-chan in a media briefing.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Michael Perry

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