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    On average, every fifth (20.1 percent) industrial computer was attacked by a malicious software monthly, according to the head of Critical Infrastructure Protection at Kaspersky Lab, Andrey Suvorov.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — About 40 percent of industrial computers worldwide were hit by cyberattacks in the second half of 2016, the head of Critical Infrastructure Protection at Kaspersky Lab, Andrey Suvorov, told Sputnik.

    "Almost 40 percent of industrial computers worldwide faced cyberattacks in the second half 2016. On average, every fifth (20.1 percent) industrial computer was attacked by a malicious software monthly," Suvorov said.

    Most of the attacks were registered in Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, China, Iran, India and other countries, including Russia, which is on the 22nd place on the list.

    In May, WannaCry ransomware hit over 200,000 computers in some 150 countries.

    On June 27, a large-scale hacking attack targeted companies across the world. The attackers used the Petya/ExPetr ransomware. Some experts said the virus was a wiper rather than ransomware.

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