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Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

Russian central bank said virus had also compromised some Russian banks in isolated cases

Reuters  |  Moscow 

Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign. Wannacry compromised the post office's automated queue management system, infecting touch-screen terminals which run on the outdated Windows XP operating system, one of the workers said. Terminals were still blank in some parts of Moscow this week but it was not clear exactly how many branches had been affected. A spokesman ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 22:12 IST
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