Global cyber attack has Australian firms on alert

Written on the 30 June 2017

Cadbury has been forced to halt production of its famous chocolate bars in Tasmania after its computer systems were felled by the latest cyber attack sweeping the world.

Production ground to a halt at Cadbury's Hobart factory when it's parent company, Spanish food giant Mondelez, was hit by the Petya computer virus that erupted in Europe overnight and quickly spread to a host of multinational companies.

The Australian arms of delivery company TNT and law firm DLA Piper were also caught up in the attack, which experts fear will spread further and be more difficult to conquer than the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected 300,000 computers worldwide in May.



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