Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:15 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:15 AM ET

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National Audio 11:15 AM ET

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NAT048 - (Global-Cyberattack) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-12s. An investigation is underway to find the hackers behind a ransomware attack that froze computers at tens of thousands of companies all over the world. Brian Ross reports experts worry the authors of the malware could re-release it or that copycats could mimic the attack. ("..a prime suspect.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: The cyberattack sent malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies in an effort to extort money from computer users.

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NAT049 - (US-Hospital-Lockdown-Illinois) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) UNDATED. x-23s. A standoff in a northern Illinois hospital ended in gunfire as police shot and killed an armed patient who had taken a hostage. Eva Pilgrim reports the standoff began around 12:30 p-m yesterday and the hospital went on lockdown. …

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