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Cyber attacks are likely to spread

Cyber attacks are likely to spread

28-06-2017 10:00:00


The cyber attack, which hit Maersk and other international companies yesterday, is a type of ransomware that has not been seen before. This is stated by the international security company Kaspersky Lab on Twitter. The company estimates that it is likely to spread even more.

According to Kaspersky Lab, that has about 270,000 companies as customers, 2,000 computers were attacked within a few hours. Russia and Ukraine was hit hardest, but there have also been attacks in Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, France, the United States and several other countries.

In addition to Maersk's Danish headquarters, the company's offices in Great Britain, Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, Japan and Ireland have also been hit. The individual offices in the countries wrote this on Twitter. A number of APM Terminals ports are also affected.

Earlier, it was believed that the attack was a variant of the virus Petya, which was first identified last year. According to Kaspersky Lab, however, that is not the case. The company has therefore named it 'NotPetya' while trying to figure out how it works.

The security firm wrote that the attack has hit computers using Windows as their operating system.
The hackers typically require a ransom of 300 USDi Bitcoin to get the affected computers back online.

Source: The editors of Maritime Denmark


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