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Companies around the world report huge cyber attacks

Companies around the world report huge cyber attacks

A massive cyber attack seems to be sweeping around the world moments after Ukraine revealed that it was hit in a hack it described as the biggest in the history of the country.

Reports say the wave of attack appears to be making its way to other countries – including Spain and India – and may be functioning like the massive “Wannacry” attack, according to cyber security experts.

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There seems to be growing panic as the attack is hitting major infrastructure in the countries where it has spread to including companies ranging as widely as Danish shipping company Maersk and British advertising company WPP.

The British National Cyber Security Centre said that it was “aware of the global ransomware incident” and is “monitoring the situation closely”.

Maersk said that it didn’t yet know the cause of the outage but that it suspected it could extend across all of its global operations.

 

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