Ticketing machines and computers at German railway stations have also been affected alongside Spanish companies including telecoms giant Telefonica, power firm Iberdrola and utility provider Gas Natural.Shipping company Fed Ex also confirmed it was hit by the attack.Usually it takes what is called "hitting bottom" for the perpetrator to change their behavior.This could include losing their job, spouse, or having significant legal or financial troubles.
It's the psychological harm that these patterns incur not where the perpetration happens. And of course this naturally extends to our romantic lives whether that be dating, married or in a committed relationship.
The Shadow Brokers released Eternal Blue last month as part of a trove of hacking tools that they said belonged to the US spy agency.
Cambridge University professor Ross Anderson said the attack looked to have exploited a weakness in Microsoft software that was previously fixed by a patch released earlier this year.
However with the escalation of cyberstalking, it is important to be careful with how you conduct your romantic life online and to take precautions.
If you are casually dating and using online services to do so, you may want to protect yourself more carefully.