Ransomware virus is hitting organisations around the world
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A number of firms around the world are reporting that they have been impacted by a major cyber attack which the UK’s cyber security agency is describing as a “global ransomware incident.”
Many of the initial reports of organisations affected came from Ukraine, including banks, energy companies and even Kiev’s main airport. But since then more incidents have been reported across Europe, indicating the incident is affecting more organisations more widely.
The National Bank of Ukraine said it has been hit by an “unknown virus” and is having difficulty providing customer services and banking operations as a result, while Kiev’s Boryspil International airport is also understood to be suffered from some kind of cyber attack.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has already called the cyberattack the biggest in Ukraine’s history.