Italian authorities have warned of a global ransomware hacking attack, saying thousands of computer servers around the world have been targeted.
Italy sounds alarm on large-scale ransomware attack
Thousands of computer servers around the world have been targeted by a ransomware hacking attack, Italy’s National Cybersecurity Agency says in a warning to organisations to take action to protect their systems.
The hacking attack sought to exploit a software vulnerability, ACN director general Roberto Baldoni told Reuters, adding it was on a massive scale.
Italy’s ANSA news agency, citing the ACN, reported that servers had been compromised in other European countries such as France and Finland as well as the United States and Canada.
Dozens of Italian organisations were likely to have been affected and many more had been warned to take action to avoid being locked out of their systems.