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A cyber attack crippled thousands of computers around the world (click for more)

The attack disrupted operations at a number of ports, including Denmark Mumbai and Los Angeles.

The virus is believed to have emanated from Ukraine where it infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said.

The malicious code locked machines and demanded victims post a ransom worth $300 in bitcoins or lose their data entirely.

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