A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency has struck organisations around the world.
Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin.
In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online.
As far as I know my area isn't affected by this, which is just as well....
Who could be responsible? The technology originally came from the NSA, but is this just a back room outfit of hackers, or this a serious attempt by a country to do damage to the current world order.
It shows in the modern age, how fragile how infrastructure has become as everything is now dependent on computers from control of traffic lights to pumping water into our homes. I fear this hacking into infrastructure could become the norm, hope I'm wrong.