Quoting unnamed security sources, German news agency DPA reported Wednesday that Russian hackers had infiltrated government networks including those of the foreign and interior ministries.
The head of the pan-European Union policing agency said that few had given in to the demands for payment to unblock files so far, but warned that the situation was escalating.
Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the Russian interior ministry.
Spanish government confirms wave of attacks that affect Windows systems, demanding $300 in ransom or files will be erased
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has slammed the alleged Russian cyberattacks that have targeted the presidential campaign in France, describing them as “unacceptable.”
Provider TalkTalk confirms number affected by hackers last month, with more than 4 million being affected.