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The 22-year-old who saved the world from a malware virus has been named

MSN, May 16, Ghanadot - The cyber attack plunged NHS England into disarray on Friday, and affected organisations around the world including French car manufacturers, Russian banks, and a Spanish telecoms operator, according to reports over the weekend.

The attack took the form of ransomware that is nicknamed "WannaCry". Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts data on your computer, then asks for payment in return for decryption. In this case, messages seen by affected NHS staff showed that the attackers were asking for $300 (£232) in Bitcoin in exchange for decryption.........."
 

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Ransomware infections reported worldwide
BBC, May 13, Ghanadot - A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world. Computers in thousands of locations have apparently been locked by a program that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin.
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The 22-year-old who saved the world from a malware virus has been named
MSN, May 16, Ghanadot - The cyber attack plunged NHS England into disarray on Friday, and affected organisations around the world including French car manufacturers, Russian banks, and a Spanish telecoms operator, according to reports over the weekend.
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Grow your money here! - Ghana beckons African investors
Ghanaweb, May 11, Ghanadot - The Minister of Railways Development, Mr. Joe Ghartey, has urged African investors to invest in the development of infrastructure in Ghana, where the security and fruitfulness of their capitals are guaranteed.  .....More

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Ghana Telescope Heralds First Pan-African Array

Scientific American, May 11, Ghanadot - In a milestone for African astronomy, engineers have converted an old telecommunications dish in Ghana into the continent’s first functioning radio telescope outside South Africa.

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