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A Swiss government agency also reported computer systems were affected in India, though the country's cyber security agency said it had yet to receive any reports of attacks.
"Most of our IT systems are down across all business units due to a virus". While there are reports of individual USA companies being hit, infections appear more prevalent in Europe.
In what seems to be a rerun of the global cybarattack perpetrated by the WannaCry ransomware - and this time with worse consequences - several countries across the world are said to have been affected by a new malware nicknamed Petya or PetrWrap. It is not yet clear who is behind the attack, which appears to be burgeoning.
GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre noted it is leeping a close eye to the spread of Petya: "We are aware of a global ransomware incident and are monitoring the situation closely".
A Ukranian media company said its computer systems had been blocked and were displaying messages demanding $300 in crypto-currency Bitcoin in exchange for access.
There are also reports that a ransomware called "Petya" is ravaging a number of countries throughout Europe, but it's as of now unclear if the "unknown virus" reported to be affecting the Ukrainian and Russian companies is the same one. But according to security firm Kaspersky Lab, preliminary findings indicate the attacks are from a new ransomware which it's calling "NotPetya". While not a lot is known about the technical details of Petya, security firms Avira and Payload Security have claimed it uses the same EternalBlue exploit that was found in WannaCry, and which Microsoft had issued a fix for months ago. Microsoft provides a guide for doing just that.
For advice from the Department of Homeland Security on how to avoid ransomware attacks, go here.
Any requests for help from DHS are confidential, McConnell says.
He refused to confirm if any country had requested U.S. assistance so far, saying that any request of that kind would be confidential in any case.
A union official said production at the Tasmanian-based facility was halted at 9.30pm on Tuesday in what was described as a "cyber attack".
A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard. It appears to have originated in Ukraine, where the power grid, airport, national bank and communications firms all experienced problems early Tuesday morning.
Reports said the Kiev metro system stopped accepting payment cards while several chains of petrol stations suspended operations.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenkoposted a picture of a darkened computer screen to Twitter, saying that the computer system at the government's headquarters has been shut down.
The virus even hit systems monitoring radiation at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where computers running Windows were temporarily knocked offline.
Ransomware victims are always advised not to pay the ransom to get their files back, and in this case, it would be futile.
One person posted a video of the plane shaking on Instagram, where the user @maesaya wrote, "I thought I might die". No one was hurt during the incident. "The safety of our guests are our utmost priority", AirAsia said.
U.S. carrier files for required permit to allow Qatar's state-owned carrier to buy 10-percent stake in American Airlines . President Donald Trump has accused Qatar, home to a massive and strategic US military base, of funding terrorism.
In the release, Griffin was recognized by Gilbert for his role in helping the Cavs win their first championship in 2015-16. Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005 and has never kept a general manager beyond his first contract with the team.
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Handel notes that many of those people live in Democratic-leaning states like California, New York and MA . But alone, a strong national political environment doesn't guarantee Democratic control of the House.
The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and one Boeing 747 freighter. It is also investing heavily in improving frontline services with new aircraft, seats and airport lounges.
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They know what they're going to pick", Alvarez said Tuesday at he and Golovkin's news conference at Madison Square Garden . McGregor will undoubtedly torch that bout when it comes to pay-per-view and ticket sales, not to mention overall revenue.
The family's legal team announced plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city last week, but a settlement has now been reached. Anthony is taking part in a Justice Department program aimed at advancing trust and respect between police and those they serve.
The Indian erased the deficit to held the match point at 20-19 but the Chinese Taipei shuttler sealed it with two good points. So as the previous matches get played and done, Kidambi Srikanth vs Chen Long gets closer which is the third match on court.
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Romero edges Garcia to Munich title
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May battles to hold on as United Kingdom prime minister
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