LAX second Dutch victim ransomware WannaCry

LAX second Dutch victim ransomware WannaCry

The malfunction where the site of the National Action Committee Students (LAKS) Thursday suffered, appears to be a result of the ransomware WannaCry.

“We are affected by same cyber attack as last week, the hospitals in Great Britain has taken”, says an LAX spokesperson. The failure was at the end of Friday morning fixed.

Thursday was the site since 16.00 hours to reach. On which site can examenscholieren complain about the content and length of examinations. The final examinations for secondary education since 10 may decreased.

The WannaCry-ransomware popped up last week on Friday for the first time. The malware ‘hostage’ computers or files to encrypt, and then to ransom.


What is ransomware WannaCry?

Second victim

As far as is known was the now dissolved malfunction in the car parks, Q Park, until now the only major WannaCry-infection in the Netherlands. The examensite of LAX was affected because the server of its system administrator was affected by the ransomware.

The LAKS says that no ransom has paid to the private computer files to be able and the organization is that also not going. “We have, fortunately, a back-up of all complaints about the school exams of this year. That this morning on another server.”

By the interference, only very few complaints were received about the exams on Thursday. “Especially around the vwo exam in chemistry, we expect there are many. That was still underway when we were hit by the attack.”

See also:
What we know about the ransomware WannaCry

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