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30 Oct
A widespread cyberattack has hit gas stations and billboards across Iran, halting some fuel sales. Billboards have been altered to anti-regime messages challenging Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
3 Jul
US IT company Kaseya urged its customers to shut down their servers after hackers smuggled ransomware onto its network. Such attacks infiltrate widely-used software and demand ransom to regain access.
3 Jun
The Brazilian multinational JBS has closed plants in Australia, Canada and the US, driving livestock futures down, pork prices up and sparking global food supply fears.
10 May
DarkSide, a group of veteran cybercriminals, is believed to be behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, the worst cyberattack on critical US infrastructure to date.
20 Feb
In a tweet posted on February 11, the Center Hospitalier de Dax-Côte d'Argent revealed that it had fallen prey to a cyber-attack and was trying to restore systems that included the telephone switchboard.
27 Jun 2019
The recent US cyberattack against Iranian weapons systems is just the latest example of how conflicts are spilling into the virtual sphere. Germany, however, is hesitant to join the digital arms race. DW investigates.

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