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World's biggest advertiser hit by cyberattack

WPP said computer systems within several of its agencies had been hit by a suspected cyber attack

By News Desk | Published: 27th June 2017 Business

Britain's WPP, the world's biggest advertising company, said on Tuesday that computer systems within several of its agencies had been hit by a suspected cyber attack.

Several major companies, including Russia's top oil producer Rosneft, said they have also been affected by a large scale cyber attack.

"IT systems in several WPP companies have been affected by a suspected cyber attack," the company said. "We are assessing the situation, taking appropriate measures and will update as soon as possible."