A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry has reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the US overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems. File photo: AFP

Cyber attack hits Asia: chocolate factory and container port operators among victims

The latest ransomware virus, named ‘Petya’, has crippled computers running Microsoft Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, then demanding US$300 in bitcoin to restore access

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A new cyberattack similar to WannaCry has reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the US overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems. File photo: AFP
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