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Some of the biggest state-owned and private companies in Ukraine stopped functioning on the afternoon of June 27 due to what appears to be the biggest-ever ransomware attack in the country’s history.

A new outbreak of ransomware known as Petya that has been active since spring 2016 hit computers across the globe, but Ukraine was apparently hit the hardest.

The virus blocked the computer networks of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, telecom companies, banks, postal services, big retailers, and government bodies.

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