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Ransomware Attack Sends Montenegro Reaching Out to NATO Partners

  • US warned of ‘persistent’ hack affecting the small country
  • ‘Cuba’ malware used to render websites, databases inoperable
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Montenegro is getting support from US and other allies in fending off cyberattacks against its information systems and electronic services at a time of political turmoil.

Hackers targeted websites and databases of the smallest former Yugoslav republic with the “Cuba” ransomware and a new virus named “Zero Date,” Montenegro’s Public Administration Minister Marash Dukaj said in Facebook video. Montenegro joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2017 after ending close ties with Russia.