Massive Cyberattack Rocks Business World

A broad cyberattack featuring a ransomware program that encrypts infected computer files is spreading rapidly from Russia to Europe and the Americas. More than 2,000 computer systems are known to be infected at this point.

The New York Times reports that the attack has infected numerous systems in the Ukraine including radiation monitoring at Chernobyl, several government ministries, and local banks and transit systems. Other companies that were reportedly attacked include the Danish shipping company, Maersk, the American pharmaceutical company, Merck, and Rosneft, a state-owned Russian oil company.