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Ukraine blames Russia for last week’s ‘ransomware’ attack

Author: Chris Smith / Source: BGR

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Last week, a new ransomware attack similar to the WannaCry scare from a few weeks ago hit targets around the world. It all started with Ukraine, where public and state institutions were first hit, but the virus quickly spread to international companies as well. Soon after investigators started looking at the Petya ransomware code and the malware’s behavior, some of them thought that the cyber attack might be more than just a ransomware scam that hit random targets around the world. Instead, they said, a nation-state might be behind this attack, and Ukraine may have been the intended target.

Now, Ukraine has pointed the finger directly…

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