>> Shares of cybersecurity firms taking off on Monday. That after a global ransomware attack hit factories, hospitals, shops and schools around the world, locking up to 200,000 computers in over 150 countries. Investors pouring into companies expected to benefit from a pick up in how much businesses and governments will spend to fend off these attacks.
Reuters' Jamie McGeever has been watching those stocks.>> Well, as you would probably guess, cybersecurity stocks are having a good day today. What's bad for pretty much everyone else in the world, in terms of security hacking, is good for the firms that other firms have to hire to make their IT systems more robust.
Today in London, for example, the network security firm, Sophos, is up 8%, more than 8% today, it's is an all-time high. And security firm NCC is up 4%. And across in Finland, one of their biggest digital security firm, F-Secure, is up 5%, a 16 year high, so as you can see, it's a Europe wide phenomenon.
US firms gaining as well. FireEye and Palo Alto Networks both jumping in Monday trading. Another possible winner, Cisco. Morgan Stanley naming the company its top pick to play the new cybersecurity scramble.