PARIS (AP) — A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.
Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers.
Firms including Russia’s anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program’s authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.
The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new …read more
Source: San Francisco Chronicle