WASHINGTON, June 27. /TASS/. The Department of homeland security (DHS), the U.S. is monitoring the situation with the virus-the extortioner struck on Tuesday a large number of computers in different countries, and stands ready to provide support in combating it. This is stated in the published statement of national security.

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“The Ministry is monitoring reports of cyber attacks that have affected several global entities, and coordinate [actions] with our international and domestic partners in the field of cybersecurity. We are ready to support any requests for assistance”, – the document says.

The press service said that after receiving a request DHS “regularly provides technical analysis and support.” However, such information, including the requesting parties, “confidential” .

On 27 June company Group-IB, specializing in computer security and cyber defence, reported an attack by a virus Petya about 80 organizations in Russia and Ukraine, “Rosneft”, “Bashneft”, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez International (maker of chocolate Alpen Gold); the Ukraine was attacked by government computers shops “Auchan”, Ukrainian operators (lifecell, “Ukrtelecom”) and PrivatBank.