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‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

Ukraine’s central bank says a cyberattack hit several lenders in the country, hindering operations and leading the regulator to warn other financial institutions to tighten security measures © AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKYSan Francisco, United States, Jun 28 – A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists.
The first reports of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Rosneft, in a major incident reminiscent of the recent WannaCry virus.
WannaCry was a version of ransomware that, once in a computer, locked away …read more

Source: Capital News

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