Massive ransomware outbreak hits servers worldwide

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Marcelo Orlandi
Massive ransomware outbreak hits servers worldwide

‘It’s like WannaCry all over again’.

A ransomware attack has hit computers across the world, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms.

In Australia, Mondelez company Cadbury Australia has been forced to halt its operations over the Petya infection, telling staff of its Claremont facility in Tasmania today to go home

Infosec experts said those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers in May before a British researcher created a kill-switch.

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