May 15, 2017 / 3:10 PM / in 7 months

Ransomware hits small number of U.S. critical infrastructure operators: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small number of U.S. critical infrastructure operators have been affected by the global ransomware worm, but there has been no significant disruption in their work, a Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters on Monday.

A projection of cyber code on a hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

There have been no victims of the cyber attack within the U.S. federal government at this time, the official said.

Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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