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Global ransomware hack hits infrastructure targets across Europe

  • A ransomware attack hit companies and government agencies across Europe Tuesday, the Guardian reported.
  • Among the largest targets was Russian oil giant Rosneft, which is majority-owned by the Russian government. The company confirmed the hack on Twitter, but said it hadn’t affected oil production.
  • In Copenhagen, global shipping company Maersk was also hit, Reuters reported, though it was unclear if the attacks were linked.
  • But Ukraine appears to have been the hardest hit by the ongoing hack. The country’s central government, its largest airport and its national power supply company were all targeted, the Independent reported. Read more (6/27/17)

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