A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017 in Geldrop.

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The National Police of Ukraine have opened criminal proceedings and is initiating the creation of an international investigation team in connection with a hacker attack on the websites of several Ukrainian companies, in particular, Burisma Holdings and Studio Kvartal 95, which was probably committed by the Russian special services.

A statement voiced by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Artem Minyailo at a briefing on Jan. 16 says that a hacker attack was carried out to steal personal data from employees and seize emails from company executives.

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