Companies from all over the world report the attack of a virus-extortionist. Among the victims of the cyberattack - the WPP British advertising agency, its IT systems are out of order, the BBC reports.
In Britain, the National Agency for Combating Crime is investigating another attack of hackers.
It is reported that the most affected are Ukrainian companies - the virus infected computers of several ministries, energy companies and banks, the media, mobile operators, a large network of gas stations, the Kyiv Boryspil airport and the Kyiv subway.
Experts believe that the malicious program uses the same vulnerabilities as the Wannacry virus, which has disabled thousands of servers around the world last month.
"It seems that this is a kind of malicious software that appeared last year," said computer security expert Professor Alan Woodward.
A representative of the Recorded Future company, specializing in computer security, told the BBC that over the past 12 months at many forums, he saw a malicious program that was put up for sale.
Earlier we reported that a large-scale cyber attack hit dozens of companies and enterprises across Ukraine. The attacks began at about 11.30 a.m. Tuesday. The provider disabled the websites of the National Police and Ministry of Internal Affairs due to cyber attack.