NICOSIA, May 15 (Xinhua) -- No WannaCry cyber attacks were reported in Cyprus on the first working day after the ransomware virus reportedly affected 200,000 computers worldwide, an official said on Monday.
Andreas Anastasiades, who leads the Cyprus Cyber Crime Police Unit, said his department had received no complaints at all up to now either by private computer users of state employees.
Cyprus was one of the few countries that was not affected on the initial day of the attack on Friday, but authorities were wary about what to expect when government services and private businesses resumed work after the weekend break.
The information technology (IT) services department of the government emailed all public employees instructing them to back up essential data and telling them how to respond if they come upon suspect electronic mail attachments looking a bit off, such as invoices or download offers.
Dinos Pastos, a computing and security expert, said that the cyber-attack seemed to have slowed down world-wide, but warned that the respite might be brief as new versions of the worm could appear.