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New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said, according to

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale" and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries. Experts say

Russia’s central bank also victim of ‘massive’ cyber attack

The attack was detected and successfully thwarted without resources being compromised, according to the RIA news agency, reports with reference to Metro. State-owned Russian Railways was also targeted in the attack, and was able to defend itself. However, more than 1,000

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin, reports with reference to the BBC. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online. Microsoft