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Expert: Apple users are exposed to WannaCry-type cyberattacks

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Even Apple is exposed to large cyberattacks like a one that only strike thousands of victims in during slightest 150 countries, a confidence risk government consultant told CNBC on Monday.

The comments came after Friday’s tellurian ransomware attacks that sealed adult computers using old-fashioned versions of Microsoft Windows in automobile factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries and demanded income from users.

“That’s a common misconception,” Aleksandr Yampolskiy, owner and CEO of SecurityScorecard, pronounced on “Squawk Box,” when asked if Apple users can’t be influenced by other cyberattacks. “It happens that this conflict is targeting a Windows computers. … But Apple is positively exposed to identical forms of attacks.”

CNBC has reached out to Apple for comment.

Yampolskiy combined that users aren’t any safer with their information or information in a cloud.

“If we put things in a cloud, we count on your third parties, we count on your suppliers and if one of them gets hacked, you’re in trouble,” he said.

President Donald Trump systematic his homeland confidence confidant to reason an puncture assembly Friday night to consider a hazard acted by a attacks, a comparison administration central told Reuters.

— Reuters contributed to this report.

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