A dosimeter shows the radiation level near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, in a file photo taken last year. Automatic monitoring systems at the disaster site were taken offline by a cyber attack that forced staff to check radiation levels with hand-held meters on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Chernobyl nuclear site hit by powerful ransomware cyber attack sweeping globe

The worldwide extortion scheme targeting Windows users began in Russia and Ukraine

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A dosimeter shows the radiation level near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, in a file photo taken last year. Automatic monitoring systems at the disaster site were taken offline by a cyber attack that forced staff to check radiation levels with hand-held meters on Tuesday. Photo: EPA
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