Cyber-attack hits, for Spanish companies, including a radio network

FILE IMAGE: A man types on a computer keyboard, the computer, in this illustration picture taken on February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) – A cyber attack on the Spanish business sector, including Cadena SER radio, Spain ‘ s National Security Ministry said on Monday.

The virus in the affected Cadena Ser) is local broadcast, while the national output was not followed, according to the broadcasters, that is, a chain of local and national radio stations.

“We have been advised not to work on computers in a networked environment,” a source at the station told Reuters.

The National Security Division did not identify any of the other victims of what he said was a lot of manual intervention but also to a number of companies.

This type of attack is usually entered into an infected computer system until the payment is usually in the form of a cryptocurrency, it will be sent to the hacker.

A number of companies, including airport operator Aena, together with KPMG Spain, took to Twitter to say that they have not been affected by this, though, Aena said it had taken precautionary measures.

Technology, media, and outlet, Xataka, an online news portal El Confidencial and for the daily newspaper El Mundo, said the Spanish data, the company Everis, it was also a hit, and it sent its employees home with instructions on how to disable it from the device. A spokesperson at Everis, refused to comment.

Reporting Elena Rodriguez; Editing by Ingrid Melander

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