Mexico’s Pemex Hit by a Ransomware Attack

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A ransomware attack has hit Mexican oil firm Pemex. The attack affected computer servers and halted administrative work. According to Reuters, the state oil firm was targeted by “Ryuk,” a strain of ransomware that focuses on companies with annual revenue between $500 million and $1 billion.

Earlier on Sunday, Pemex had stated that the computer center in the state of Mexico had detected an attack by ransomware that could “block a computer screen or encode important, predetermined files with a password.”

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