Computer systems worldwide were affected on Friday in what has been dubbed as the worst cyber attack in history. More than 200,000 victims of the ransomware, dubbed WannaCry, were affected in at least 150 countries and that number is expected to grow when people return to work on Monday, the head of the European Union’s police agency said on Sunday.
Car factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries were locked down by the hackers, who demanded $300 in bitcoin to release the systems.
Despite the gravity of the situation, internet users still found something to laugh about.
There was concern about the hackers’ use of language…
— Costin Raiu (@craiu) May 12, 2017
— Roland Dela Paz (@_ddoxer) May 12, 2017
There was anger…and shaming
Some chose to make the best of a bad situation.
The nonchalance was enviable….
Paranoia was abound…
Some couldn’t resist calling tech consultants for acting like know-it-alls…
Some said what most of us have thought about at some point in our lives, but are too afraid to say out loud at the cost of sounding too paranoid..
— Melanie An (@Melanian) May 14, 2017
Let’s hope you don’t run into this situation in the coming few days!