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Don't open unknown emails, says tech expert after global cyber attack

The ransomware initially hit Europe and the US but has now made its way into the country.

Cybercrime. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - South Africans have been urged not to open emails from unknown senders in the wake of a massive global cyber attack.

The ransomware initially hit Europe and the US but has now made its way into the country.

Ukraine is allegedly blaming the Russians for the virus as the country was the epicentre of the infection and has fallen prey to Russia's cyber attacks before.

This is the second global cyber attack this year.

Cyber expert Roi Shaposhnik: "People need to be aware and not to open suspicious emails, not to open things from senders you don't know. That's the biggest problem."