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French government cyber security agency ANSSI said on Monday carmaker Renault was not the only entity hit by the ransomware cyber attack at the end of last week and warned of other possible attacks soon. Nissan's manufacturing plant in Sunderland, England, was also affected by the cyber attack.

Nissan's plant in Sunderland, as well as French vehicle maker Renault, are among the latest businesses that have been hit by the global ransomware attack, which also impacted the NHS yesterday.

Like many organisations, our United Kingdom plant was subject to a ransomware attack affecting some of our systems on Friday evening.

"We are doing what is needed to counter this attack".

The software attacks exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency and use a technique known as ransomware that locks users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual currency Bitcoin, reports AFP.

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The WannaCry ransomware attack began on Friday, impacting computers at United Kingdom hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia's interior ministry.

They say the factory of Renault factory at Sandouville, in northwestern France, was one of the sites affected. "Our teams are working to resolve the issue", a spokesman told AN. Renault was the only French company affected by the cyber attack-and the only automaker.

"A series of proactive measures were immediately taken, such as the temporary suspension of industrial activity to stop the spread of the virus and protect the Group".

Apart from the Renault-Nissan operations, this ransomware has also crippled Andhra Pradesh's Police Department computers and several other MNCs. It was reportedly based on cyberwarfare software developed by US intelligence agencies that was released to the public earlier this year by an unknown hacker group.

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