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>> The world waking up to more fallout from a global cyber attack on Monday. Governments and businesses in Asia reporting some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm, as experts warn of a wider impact to come as employees power up computers and check emails. The worms locked up hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries since Friday.
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Experts say it's waiting in emails left unopened over the weekend like cyber land mines. All ready by noon, payment systems at China's energy giant PetroChina were affected. And state media puts 200,000 computers affected around the country. Two major Indonesian hospitals reported they've been hit. There were also reports from South Korea and Australia.
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Experts fear the attackers behind WannaCry or copycats may develop new versions of the worm. The Hong Kong based cyber security firm, Network Box, told Reuters their team had seen a variant of the ransomware that didn't use email to lure victims. They also said several major companies in Asia had been hit by the worm, but would likely not publicly admit infection.
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On Sunday, Microsoft seemed to acknowledge what researchers around the world already guess, the worm used a hacking tool built by America's NSA that leaked online in April. Infected computers seemed to be mostly out-of-date devices that groups didn't think were worth the price of upgrading. Which meant, they missed an update from Microsoft that fixed the security gap the worm uses to infect devices.