Hurd: Malware Attack Could Have Been Worse in the U.S.

By Don Morgan

It could have been worse. That serious malware attack that hit many businesses and hospitals across the globe on Friday had a big impact over the weekend. The malware demanded money from computer users in order to have their software released.

Congressman Wil Hurd tells us it didn’t have as much of an impact in the U.S. because issues with similar cyber breaches had been going on for a couple of months. He says many American hospitals and businesses were keeping their software updated.

“Once a company catches wind of a potential security issue with their software, they set up a patch that users can get when they get software updates.”

Hurd says that’s the best way to keep your computer from getting infected by malware.



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