Russian REvil’s cyberattack impacts hundreds of businesses

July 05, 2021

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The inside of a computer in Jersey City, New Jersey, is shown, Feb 23, 2019. A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 US companies on July 2, 2021, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. 

The inside of a computer in Jersey City, New Jersey, is shown, Feb 23, 2019. A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 US companies on July 2, 2021, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident. 

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