World cyber attack is not greatly affected Spain

© Fotolia / Andrey PopovХакер at the computer. Archival photoWorld cyber attack is not greatly affected Spain© Fotolia / Andrey Popov

Global cyber attack did not affect a large number of companies located in Spain, assured the Minister of energy, tourism and digital technology, Alvaro Nadal.

The attack of the virus Petya was subjected to the Spanish offices of international companies such as Saint-Gobain (a French company-manufacturer of construction materials), Mondelēz International (manufacturer of food and instant beverage, headquartered in the USA), the international law firm DLA Piper (headquartered in USA) and have been adjusted to the work of the Barcelona port from the attack on the Moller-Maersk (a Danish company one of the leading sea freight forwarders).

Answering questions of journalists in the Senate, Nadal said that «the attack did not spread further» than reported by the media. He recalled that all companies affected by the attacks can contact the national Institute of cybersecurity of Spain (Incibe), but no complaints, the Institute has not received.

He also added that the cyber attack was notified to all strategic enterprises of the country. The Minister recalled that every day in Spain is 50 to 60 attacks, but not always they become known to the public.

Computer group emergency response in the area of security and industry (CERTSI) under the Ministry of energy, tourism and digital technologies stated that «damage to Spain now being studied», and that the group «is in constant contact with companies in the field of cyber security and assists companies in Spain that could get hurt.»

Earlier, the national centre of cryptology at the National intelligence center of Spain said that the virus is a variation of the virus-the extortioner Petya, and that his victims were «several international companies with offices in Spain.»

On Tuesday the company Group-IB announced that the virus ransomware Forex has caused large-scale attack on the oil, telecommunications and financial companies of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, it locks computers and demands for unblocking the amount in bitcoins equivalent to 300 dollars.

Later, the head of the international research team of «Kaspersky Lab» adds Costin (Costin Raiu) reported that the virus has spread around the world.