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  • A laptop displays a message after being infected by ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017.

    Security experts worry that Tuesday's ransomware attack may have been more sinister than a criminally-minded shakedown of computer users.

  • Several firms have issued warnings after the sudden outbreak of malicious software that centered on Ukraine and spread to major multinationals, including global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk and FedEx Corp. subsidiary TNT. Enrique Frisancho, the owner of Barcelona, Spain- based smartphone film accessory firm Shoulderpod, says he has warned customers it...

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes& Mauritz AB says second quarter sales increased by 10 percent to 59.5 billion kronor mainly because of its continued expansion and tight control on costs. CEO Karl-Johan Persson says online sales developed "very well" while the group's other brands— COS,& Other Stories, Monki, Weekday and H&M Home— "...

  • "There may be a more nefarious motive behind the attack," Gavin O'Gorman, an investigator with U.S. antivirus firm Symantec, said in a blog post. Others, such as Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said that clues in the code suggest the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data in any case, adding further evidence that the ransom demands...

  • *Attack spread worldwide from Ukraine. FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, June 28- A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus, which researchers are calling GoldenEye or Petya, began its spread on Tuesday...

  • *Attack first took hold in Ukraine, spread worldwide. FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday...

  • *Attack first took hold in Ukraine, spread worldwide. FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday...

  • *Port operations from Mumbai to Los Angeles disrupted. COPENHAGEN, June 28- The Danish owner of the world's largest container shipper Maersk Line, said its computer systems were among those hit by the global Petya cyber attack, causing it problems processing orders and delaying cargoes. Moller-Maersk said the cyber extortion, which has disrupted businesses...

  • *Port operations from Mumbai to Los Angeles disrupted. COPENHAGEN, June 28- The owner of the world's largest container shipper Maersk Line, said its computer systems were among those hit by the global Petya cyber attack, causing it problems processing orders and delaying cargoes. The cyber extortion, which has disrupted businesses around the globe, has also...

  • *Attack first took hold in Ukraine, spread worldwide. FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. Ukraine, the epicentre of the cyber strike, has repeatedly accused...

  • FRANKFURT/ MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 28- A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users...

  • PARIS— A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit. The virus' pace appeared to slow by Wednesday, in part...

  • Mondelez International: U.S. food and drinks company based in East Hanover, New Jersey. DLA Piper: global law firm based in U.S. and U.K.. Heritage Valley Health System: hospital and health care system near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • AMSTERDAM, June 27- Seventeen shipping container terminals run by APM Terminals have been hacked, including two in Rotterdam and 15 in other parts of the world, Dutch broadcaster RTV Rijnmond reported on Wednesday. APM's website was difficult to reach and phones at its headquarters in The Hague and offices in Rotterdam went unanswered. A spokeswoman for the...

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 27- Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on Tuesday and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighbouring Ukraine were also disrupted. A Moscow- based cyber security firm, Group-IB, said it appeared to be a coordinated attack simultaneously targeting victims in Russia and Ukraine.

  • PARIS— A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software— apparently sown in Ukraine— caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Ukraine and Russia appeared hardest hit by the new strain of ransomware— malicious software that locks up computer files with all-but-unbreakable encryption and then demands a ransom for its release.

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says its IT systems are down. The Copenhagen- based group didn't say what had caused Tuesday's problems. Danish media say Maersk offices in Britain, Panama and Venezuela were affected.

  • COPENHAGEN/ FRANKFURT, June 27- Wind farm operators are betting on a new generation of colossal turbines, which will dwarf many skyscrapers, as they seek to remain profitable after European countries phase out subsidies that have defined the green industry since the 1990 s. These massive machines will each stand 300 metres tall almost as high as London's Shard,...

  • *Fed Chair Yellen to speak in London later on Tuesday. LONDON, June 27- The euro surged to its highest in over a week against the dollar on Tuesday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said factors weighing on inflation in the euro zone were mainly temporary and the Bank could look through them. "Draghi's comments I would say were quite optimistic on...

  • BRUSSELS, June 26- Thirteen EU nations voiced support on Monday for a proposal to empower the bloc's executive to negotiate with Russia over objections to a new Russian gas pipeline to Germany, despite opposition from Berlin. At an informal debate among EU energy ministers, Germany's partners in the 28- nation bloc spoke out against Russia's Nord Stream 2...