Ransomware attack: Who’s been hit

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The world’s biggest cyberattack has hit at least 150 countries and infected 300,000 machines since it started spreading last Friday.

The victims include hospitals, universities, manufacturers and government agencies in countries like Britain, China, Russia, Germany and Spain.

The list of institutions has grown as more become aware of hacks and as variants of the virus spread.

Global Companies

FedEx: The company said this weekend it was “experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware” and was trying to fix the problems as quickly as possible. By Monday, the company said it had resumed “normal operations.”

Nissan: The carmaker said in a statement that “some Nissan entities were recently targeted” but “there has been no major impact on our business.”

China

Colleges: Internet security firm Qihoo360 issued a “red alert” over the weekend, saying a large number of colleges and students in China had been hit by the ransomware attack.

Gas stations: State-run media in China reported that some gas stations saw their digital payment systems shut down, forcing customers to bring cash.

Germany

Deutsche Bahn: The German railway company told CNNMoney that due to the attack “passenger information displays in some stations were inoperative” as were “some ticket machines.”

Japan

Hitachi: The Japanese electronics firm said Monday that its computer systems have been experiencing problems since the weekend, including not being able to send and receive emails or open attached files. Hitachi (HTHIY) said it believed the difficulties are linked to the global cyberattack but they haven’t so far harmed its business operations.

Russia

Russian Central Bank: State media agency Tass reported the bank discovered malware bulk emails to banks but detected no compromise of resources. The central bank reportedly said those monitoring the cyberattacks found “no incidents compromising data resources of banking institutions.”

Russian Railways: State media said a virus attacked the IT system of Russian Railways, but it did not affect operations due to a prompt response. The company said the virus has been localized and “technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection.”

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