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Ransomware hits Spanish companies sparking WannaCry panic

On Tuesday, two Spanish companies suffered ransomware attacks forcing them to shut down their networks. IT consultancy firm Everis was hit by the BitPaymer ransomware strain, which infected multiple branches because it was able to spread via the company’s internal network.

The other victim was Cadena SER, Spain’s largest radio network. It is not yet clear which ransomware strain was used in this attack and if the two attacks were linked. Because Spain was among the first countries to be impacted by the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware outbreak, many companies initially feared that history was repeating itself. While rumors circulated about additional infections at KPMG and Accenture, both companies issued statements saying they had not been attacked.

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