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Petya cyberattack spreads, hitting U.S. and European businesses

A virulent new strain of ransomware named Petya wreaked havoc on some of the most-established companies in Europe and North America on Tuesday, capitalizing on the same vulnerabilities that froze hundreds of thousands of computers a month ago. Computer-security company Kaspersky Lab said about 2,000 systems worldwide were affected. The cyberattack appeared to target Ukraine, where government officials and businesses reported intrusions to the power grid, government offices, banks and stores.

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