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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Global wave Of Cyberattacks Spread To Western Europe And Across The Atlantic

A global wave of cyberattacks that began began in Russia and Ukraine wrought havoc on government and corporate computer system as it spread to Western Europe and across the Atlantic. Several multinational companies said they 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 of trouble came from Ukrainian banks, Kiev's main airport and Rosneft, in a major reminiscent of the recent WannaCry Virus. Some IT specialists identified virus as "Petrwrap, a modified version of Petya ransomware which hit last year and demanded money from victims in exchange for return of their data. But global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky lab said their preliminary findings suggest that it was not a variant of Petya ransonware as publicly reported that has not been seen before which they name 'NOt Petya'. The virus is spreading world wide and and a large countries are affected, specially bankd are in trouble to provide services to the customers. -

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