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Was the tax software to blame?

29 June 2017

The global cyber-attack that affected many companies around the world earler this week may have started via corrupt updates on a piece of accountancy software, according to reports from the BBC.

Technology reporter, Jane Wakefield, says: “Fingers are increasingly pointing to a piece of Ukrainian tax-filing software, MERoc, as the sorce of the infection” It should be made clear that the company denies this.

British malware expert Marcus Hutchins has claims to have logs that reveal MEDoc as the source. He told the BBC: “It looks like the software’s automatic update system was compromised and used to download and run malware rather than updates for the software.”

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