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Ukraine Power Station Hit by Cyber Attack

Ukraine Power Station Hit by Cyber AttackUkraine Power Station Hit by Cyber Attack

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. The second attack did not affect Ukraine’s power network, Vsevolod Kovalchuk told a news briefing on Friday, Reuters reported. “The virus was of a slightly different nature, but 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, paralyzed thousands of machines and shut down ports, factories and offices as it spread to an estimated 60 countries.


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