Ransomware cyber-attack

Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

The attack has hit at least 150 countries since Friday and infected 200,000 machines, according to the European law enforcement agency Europol.

The WannaCry worm locks users out of their computers and demands that victims pay hundreds of dollars to regain control of their information.

But Europol warns that paying up doesn't guarantee that you'll get everything back. And giving the hackers what they want proves the worm is effective, the agency said.

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Cyber-attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain

However staff beginning the working week have been told to be careful.

The WannaCry ransomware started taking over users' files on Friday, demanding $300 (£230) to restore access.

Hundreds of thousands of computers have been affected so far. Computer giant Microsoft said the attack should serve as a wake-up call.

BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggests only about $38,000 (£29,400) had been paid by Monday morning.

However, the ransomware warning said that the cost would double after three days, so the payments may increase.

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

The computing giant said software vulnerabilities hoarded by governments have caused "widespread damage".

The latest virus exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows first identified by US intelligence.

There are fears of further "ransomware" attacks as people return to work on Monday.