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Ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe and US27 Jun 10:55am

Ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe and US

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Ukraine’s government, banks and electricity grid hit hardest by cyber-attack, but companies from Saint-Gobain in France to Rosneft in Russia also affected A major ransomware attack has struck Europe and the US for the second time in as many months, with serious disruption at large firms including the advertising giant WPP, French construction materials company Saint-Gobain and Russian steel and oil firms Evraz and Rosneft. The attack was first reported in Ukraine, where its government, banks, state power utility and Kiev’s airport and metro system all particularly badly affected. The radiation monitoring system at Chernobyl was taken offline, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels at former nuclear plant’s exclusion zone.
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