World Alert: Russia’s Interior Ministry confirms it has also been hit by a large malware attack affecting about 1,000 of its computers

On Friday, the Russian Interior Ministry, which administers the country’s police, confirmed that it had been hit by a hacking attack that blocked about 1,000 of the ministry’s computers. A representative for the ministry said that computers using the Windows operating system had been blocked in a “virus attack.” The representative, Irina Volk, claimed that the attack had been “contained.” An unidentified source cited by Interfax, which is regularly used as a clearinghouse for news from Russian law enforcement agencies, said there had been “no leak of information.” That report could not immediately be confirmed.

 
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World Alert Fri., May. 12, 2017 5:09 p.m.
 
 
Russia’s Interior Ministry confirms it has also been hit by a large malware attack affecting about 1,000 of its computers
On Friday, the Russian Interior Ministry, which administers the country’s police, confirmed that it had been hit by a hacking attack that blocked about 1,000 of the ministry’s computers. A representative for the ministry said that computers using the Windows operating system had been blocked in a “virus attack.” The representative, Irina Volk, claimed that the attack had been “contained.” An unidentified source cited by Interfax, which is regularly used as a clearinghouse for news from Russian law enforcement agencies, said there had been “no leak of information.” That report could not immediately be confirmed.
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