Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 24May 17,Hacking for money or terror?
The authors have correctly analysed the recent hacking phenomenon that affected many countries around the world, particularly UK hospitals, which were thought to be targeted (‘Massive cyber attack shocks world’, Gulf News, May 14). It is evident that the hackers were blackmailing for ransom money. Apart from the 74 countries affected, the worst hit was Russia. However, the motive of whether this hacking was for money or terror is yet to known. With these attacks, all countries should join hands and establish safety measures to prevent hackers from gaining access in the future.
From Mr K. Ragavan