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Third Major Ransomware Attack After WannaCry and Petya Blocked Last Week
5 July 2017, 10:52 am

WannaCry and Petya ransomware made hundreds of thousands of victims across the world, with the latter said to be primarily aimed at Ukraine, and authorities in the country blaming state actors, including Russia, for launching the massive cyber-attacks.

And according to Ukrainian officials, a third major attack was supposed to launch last week but it got blocked before starting spreading across systems in the country.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post that a new wave of the Petya ransomware was projected to start spreading in the country’s networks last week.

“The attack’s peak was planned to take place at 4 p.m. [13:00 GMT]. The attack started at 13:40. The cyberpolice blocked the mailing and activation of the virus from the servers of the information system M.E. Doc. The attack was stopped,” Avakov was quoted as saying in a Facebook post.

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