Thousands of computer servers around the world have been targeted by a malware attack, Italy's National Cyber Security Agency said Sunday, warning organizations to take action to protect their systems.
Roberto Baldoni, the agency's general director, told Reuters that the attack was aimed at exploiting a software vulnerability and was widespread. Canada.
Dozens of Italian organizations have likely been affected by this attack. Telecom Italia customers reported internet problems earlier Sunday, but this is not believed to be related to the attack reported by the agency.
US cyber security officials said they are assessing the impact of the reported incidents.
"We are working with our public and private partners to assess the impacts of these reported incidents and provide assistance when needed," the US Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency said.
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