Latest cyber attacks affect over 2,000 victims in Ukraine: police

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The massive cyber attacks that hit Ukraine this week have affected more than 2,000 victims across the country, the National Police said in a statement on Friday.

At least 2,108 computer networks in Ukraine have been infected with the virus, which encrypted data on the computers, blocking access until the ransom is paid, the statement said.

A total of 111 government organizations and 309 private companies have submitted formal complaints to the police in the wake the attacks, it said.

A wave of massive cyber attacks has struck targets globally since Tuesday, affecting companies in Ukraine, Russia, European Union states, the U.S. and other countries.

The websites of the Ukrainian cabinet and several ministries, the power distributor, the national railway operator, the largest airport, several banks, and a string of retail and fuel networks have been hit by the attack.

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