Ransomware spreads across Europe
28/06/2017
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Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, UK and Spain shut down.

Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon.

In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, the airport in Kiev and the metro network have all been paralyzed by the hack.

The virus is believed to be ransomware - a piece of malicious software that shuts down a computer system and then demands an extortionate sum of money to fix the problem.

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