Massive cyberattack hits Ukraine with widespread ransom demands

A series of powerful cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government ministries, banks, utilities and other important infrastructure and companies spread through the country Tuesday, crashing airport departure tables and demanding ransoms from government employees in the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

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Of course, WashPo was quick to blame Russia. They’re still pissed that Russia abandoned Communism. Never mind that RosNeft was also attacked, 30% of the attacks were against Russian targets, as were Maersk, Merck, and other international companies. A better story about it is here, on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/06/27/ransomware-spreads-rapidly-hitting-power-companies-banks-airlines-metro/#3174a8a37abd

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