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Interpol president calls for unity in facing cyberattacks


SINGAPORE (AP) — Countries and law enforcement agencies must work together to counter rising threats, especially those in cyberspace, the president of Interpol told a security congress on Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging speech, Meng Hongwei cited the recent outbreak of ransomware WannaCry, which has scrambled data at hospitals, factories, banks, government agencies and other businesses in Asia and beyond.

"Criminals will continue to exploit the exponential growth of the internet and social communication platforms," said Meng, a top Chinese police official.

"However, no single country or profes...

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