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NHS website affected by international computer cyber attack Ransomware cyber attack, London May 13 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images)NHS website affected by international computer cyber attack Ransomware cyber attack, London May 13 2017 (Rex Features via AP Images) (Photo: Jeff Blackler/REX via AP)

On May 12, the sort of cyber disaster security experts had warned about for years had finally happened, in its wake compromising everything from corporations to hospitals across the planet. But something else that had never happened started then, too—everyone paid attention. Considering the “numerosity and intensity and geographic spread of the attacks,” Day Pitney partner Jed Davis said, “this is the wake-up call, if people needed one before now.”

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