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Ukraine’s cyber police prevent second attack of Petya.A ransomware
09:27, 5 July 2017
Ukraine’s cyber police prevent second attack of Petya.A ransomware

The attack began in the afternoon on July 4; the police blocked the virus from spreading through servers of M.E. Doc system, - Interior Ministry

09:27, 5 July 2017

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Special agents of Ukraine’s cyber police managed to stop another attack of Petya.A, the nasty computer virus that hit PCs in about 60 countries worldwide, including Ukraine. Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister posted that on Facebook.    

‘The peak of the attack was planned for 4 p.m.; it started at about 1.40 p.m., and by 3 p.m. the cyber police blocked the mailout and the subsequent activation of the virus from servers of M.E. Doc system. The servers were seized; the trails point at cyber criminals from the Russian Federation,’ Avakov wrote.

A large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine on June 27; before cyber protection experts managed to cope with the attack, the ransomware crypted a lot of vital data on thousands of personal computers in Ukraine, several European countries, India and many other countries.

Ukrainian authorities insist that the attack is a part of the hybrid war against this country led by the Kremlin's agents.

Related: SBU announces Russian special services' involvement in Petya.A virus attack

Related: Petya A virus hits Germany, - Federal Cyber Agency

Related: Petya virus disguised as ransom virus aimed at Ukraine, - expert

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