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Polish PM calls crisis meeting over cyber attacks

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Roberto Galea 28.06.2017 08:14
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has called a crisis meeting following a series of cyber attacks which have caused havoc around the globe.
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The virus, which was first reported in Ukraine, is said to block computers with a message requesting users to pay a ransom in a digital currency in order to be able to use the machine.

Dozens of companies in Europe and beyond have reported falling victim to the attack since Tuesday afternoon.

“Due to cyber attacks in Europe and Poland, Prime Minister Beata Szydlo called on the Government Crisis Management Team [on Wednesday] at 11.11,” tweeted government spokesman Rafał Bochenek.

It is unclear how many companies in Poland were affected by the attack.

In a conversation with the PAP news agency, Bochenek added that a handful of Polish companies had reported a suspected cyber attack, but none have been confirmed.

He added that after the meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Szydło and Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak will hold a joint press conference. (rg)

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