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Ukraine under cyber attack, numerous companies' websites go down

A computer virus has attacked the websites and computer systems of numerous Ukrainian companies, banks, state agencies and other institutions, statements published on social networks say.

Ukraine's National Bank was the first to report a cyber attack, warning banks and institutions about a dangerous malware. Meanwhile, according to the country's media, dozens of big banks, particularly Oschadbank and Privatbank, have limited customer service operations.

The Ukrenergo national energy company, as well as the Kievenergo, Zaporozhenergo and Dneprenergo energy supplying companies, have been facing difficulties, but their basic activities have not been affected.

The Novaya Pochta private delivery company has suspended its activities due to a computer virus. In addition, the Antonov aircraft-builder, the Kiev metro and Borispol international airport have confirmed cyber attacks on their computer systems.

There has been no access to the Ukrainian government's website, as well as to the website of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining.

A number of the Ukrainian media outlets have also reported cyber attacks.

[Source: Itar Tass, Kiev, 27Jun17]

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