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New cyber attacks spread across Europe to the US


KIEV // A global wave of cyber attacks which began in Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday spread to Western Europe and across the Atlantic, and wrought havoc on government and corporate computer systems.Several multinational companies were targeted, including US pharmaceutical giant Merck, Russian state oil giant Rosneft, British advertising giant WPP and the French industrial group Saint-Gobain.The first reports came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev’s main airport and Rosneft, in a major incident reminiscent of the recent WannaCry virus.
Some IT experts identified the virus as “Petrwrap”, a modified version of the Petya ransomware which hit last year and demanded money from …read more

Source: The National

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