Ukraine is willing to join the EU cyber security strategy; the foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said that at the briefing after the meeting with his EU counterparts on Monday.
‘I offered the EU to add Ukraine to its cyber safety strategy; we’ve got a thing or two to offer, and our experience is valued a lot,’ he said.
Klimkin added he’d hoped that Estonia, which soon assumes the EU Council presidency, would pay efforts to approve this document.
On May 12, the WannaCrypt malware damaged dozens of thousands computers all over the world. Web criminals encrypted and blocked data on PCs worldwide, demanding money in bitcoins. By Monday morning, they managed to collect over USD 42,000, doing damage to more than 200,000 users in 150 countries. Currently, the virus’s spread has been limited and suspended.