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Ukrainian Power Distributor Ukrenergo Hit by Second Cyber Attack

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 Women walk outside the headquarters of Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo in Kiev, Ukraine June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
Women walk outside the headquarters of Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo in Kiev, Ukraine June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine on Tuesday, said Ukrenergo’s acting head said.

The second attack did not affect Ukraine’s power network, Vsevolod Kovalchuk told a news briefing on Friday.

“The virus was slightly different, of a different nature, similar to WannaCry,” he said. “The effect from it was insignificant, as some computers remained offline.”

A computer virus spread from Ukraine across the world earlier this week, paralyzing thousands of machines, shutting down ports, factories and offices as it spread to an estimated 60 countries.

Source: Reuters

 

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