CYBER ATTACKS – UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK LEVEL STATES EUROPOL

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After 24 hours of cyber attacks, more than 90 countries are affected and among the world’s largest companies.
The biggest Spanish firms (including the telecommunications giant Telefonica), the British hospitals, the Renault carmaker in France (a production center had been stopped), nothing seems to be able to stop the surge of ransomware judiciously named “WannaCry”.
The various judiciary authorities of the concerned countries open investigations in order to find their origin.
The economic impact is probably big. Europol, which synchronizes all European Polices, declares:

“The European Cybercrime Centre, EC3, at Europol is working closely with affected countries cybercrime units and key industry partners to mitigate the threat and assist victims. The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex international investigation to identify the culprits. The Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (JCAT), at EC3 is a group of specialist international cyber investigators and is specially designed to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation.”

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