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Nation state cyberattacks on rise, says Europol


A map compiled by British company Malware Tech displays the geographical distribution of the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack over 24 hours from May 12, 2017. — Sipa USA/TNS

A map compiled by British company Malware Tech displays the geographical distribution of the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack over 24 hours from May 12, 2017. — Sipa USA/TNS

THE HAGUE: Global ransomware attacks are increasingly linked to nation states, with the lines between politics and crime often blurring, Europe’s police agency said on Sept 18. 

Key ransomware attacks include the so-called WannaCry and NotPetya malware, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 2017, demanding that users pay ransoms to regain access. 

   

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