PARIS: Several major companies said Tuesday they were targeted in an international cyberattack which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.
Danish sea transport company Maersk, British advertising giant WPP and the French industrial group Saint-Gobain all said they came under attack and put protection protocols in place to avoid data loss.
“Most of our IT systems are down across all business units due to a virus. We continue to assess the situation. The safety of our operations are top of our priorities,” Concepcion Boo Arias, spokeswoman of Maersk Line, told AFP.
A Saint-Gobain spokesperson told AFP that the company …read more