Ukraine power company says was hit by 2nd cyber attack

Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine earlier in the week, the company’s acting chief said. The second attack did not affect Ukraine’s power network, Vsevolod Kovalchuk said on Friday. Ukrenergo was an early victim of a cyber attack that began in Ukraine and spread around the world on Tuesday, knocking out thousands of machines, shutting down ports, factories and offices as it hit around 60 countries. “The virus was slightly different, of a different nature, similar to WannaCry,” Kovalchuk said about the second attack. “The effect from it was insignificant, as some computers remained offline.” (Reuters)

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