Global cyber attack: who's been hit?

Global cyber attack: who's been hit?
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A strain of the Petya computer virus is attacking computers across the globe: but who has been affected


A new cyber attack is affecting computers across the globe. The attack appears to have been caused by a ransomware called “Petya” which reboots infected computers and prevents them from working. The ransomware authors then demand payment in bitcoin for each affected computer.

This fresh outbreak is smaller than last month’s Wannacry attack, but the scale is nonetheless considerable, and its global spread is causing concern.

So, which countries have been hit, and who is affected?


Global shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, based in Copenhagen, said that its IT network was down across multiple sites and business units.


— Maersk (@Maersk) June 27, 2017


France’s Saint-Gobain industrial group has said that its computers are part of the attack. ### Germany

The Deutsche Bahn rail operator in Germany is said to have been affected. ### Netherlands

Several terminals of APM Shipping, a subsidiary of AP Moller-Maersk, are reporting problems. ### Russia

Although the head of Ukraine’s National Security Council has been quick to point the finger at Russia, Russia’s Rosneft oil company and the Evraz steel and mining companies are among those affected by the cyber virus. ### Spain

In Spain a number of companies are said to have been hit, including telecommunications giant Telefonica. ### Ukraine

Once again, Ukraine has been badly hit, with its state-controlled power distrubutors, the National Bank of Ukraine, Kiev’s Boryspil airport and metro system, and several telecommunications firms affected. There are reported that the Chernobyl nuclear plant has been impacted, though officials have been quick to state that there is no risk of a radiation leak. > Chernobyl’s radiation monitoring system affected by cyber attack:spokeswoman

— Tim Hogan (@TimInHonolulu) June 27, 2017

Rozenko Pavlo, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister posted a photograph of his blocked computer on twitter.

Rozenko Pavlo the deputy Prime Minister, said “Ukraine #CyberAttack Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers”

— Anthony Daquin (@AnthonyDaquin) June 27, 2017

United Kingdom

London-based WPP, the world’s largest advertising agency was the first UK company to report problems. Staff were told to turn off their computers and not to connect to Wifi. > IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected by a suspected cyber attack. We are taking appropriate measures & will update asap.

— WPP (@WPP) June 27, 2017


Global legal firm DLA Piper also appears to have been hacked. > DLA Piper statement on malware attack

— Louis Lehot (@lehotlouis) June 27, 2017

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