Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group finalise l’acquisition de Cryotec Anlagenbau GmbH, à Wurzen, en Allemagne

TEMECULA, Californie, 07 févr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (le « Groupe »), qui fait partie de Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), opérant sous Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (État-Unis d’Amérique), a finalisé l’acquisition de la société Cryotec Anlagenbau GmbH (Cryotec), située à Wurzen, Saxe, Allemagne. Le montant n’a pas été divulgué.

Société opérant dans l’ingénierie et la construction d’installations à l’échelle mondiale, Cryotec fournit des services de planification, gestion de projets, fabrication et ingénierie d’installations de liquéfaction et de séparation de l’air conteneurisées/montées sur plateforme, ainsi que des technologies axées sur le CO2 offrant des solutions personnalisées à ses clients.

Cryotec opèrera dans le cadre de l’installation GmbH du Groupe, basée à Neuchâtel-sur-le-Rhin, en Allemagne.

Le Groupe se compose de six unités commerciales fonctionnelles : Pompes cryogéniques, Systèmes d’échangeur de chaleur, Systèmes de processus, Ravitaillement et Solutions, Infrastructure énergétique et Service et projets stratégiques. Cryotec fera office de centre de compétence et de production de Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group en Europe.

« Nikkiso fera la promotion et la vente à l’échelle mondiale des solutions packagées intelligentes de Cryotec, qui réduisent et récupèrent les émissions de dioxyde de carbone et soutiennent davantage les objectifs de durabilité du Groupe. Cryotec disposera d’un accès complet aux technologies innovantes développées en Californie et ailleurs dans le Groupe Nikkiso et proposera des packages, des solutions et des stations localisés pour le LH2 (hydrogène liquide), le GNL (gaz naturel liquéfié), l’ammoniac et les applications de stockage d’énergie cryogénique en Allemagne et en Europe. Nous soutiendrons la croissance de Cryotec, en ajoutant des ressources et en accroissant nos activités de fabrication et d’assemblage en Saxe et en apportant des solutions Cryotec à l’Allemagne et au marché mondial », a déclaré Peter Wagner, PDG de Cryogenic Industries et président du Groupe.

Le ministre-président de Saxe, Michael Kretschmer, a déclaré : « L’acquisition de Cryotec Anlagenbau par Nikkiso renforce l’internationalisation d’une société traditionnelle de Wurzen, en Saxe. Nikkiso détient une expérience mondiale dans l’énergie renouvelable, l’hydrogène et le stockage d’énergie. Les énergies renouvelables et l’hydrogène vert jouent un rôle prédominant pour atteindre les objectifs énergétiques et climatiques en Saxe. L’État libre de Saxe est déjà un lieu important pour la recherche et l’application des technologies de l’hydrogène. Je suis ravi que Nikkiso apporte à l’avenir son expertise à la Saxe. »

« Nikkiso sera en mesure d’aider à la réalisation du projet ainsi qu’à la fourniture et à l’entretien de stations de remplissage d’hydrogène liquide et de GNL sur le marché européen », selon Ole Jensen, vice-président, Europe. « Cette acquisition représente notre engagement et notre soutien envers les objectifs de l’Union européenne pour devenir climatiquement neutres d’ici 2050. »

L’acquisition est entrée en vigueur le 3 février 2023.

À PROPOS DE Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group
Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group fait partie de la division industrielle de Nikkiso Co., Ltd. Japon. Le Groupe opère aux États-Unis, sous Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (un membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd.). Les entreprises membres du Groupe fabriquent et entretiennent des équipements de traitement du gaz cryogénique (pompes, turbo-détendeurs, échangeurs thermiques, etc.), et des usines de traitement pour les gaz industriels, la liquéfaction du gaz naturel (GNL), la liquéfaction de l’hydrogène (LH2) et le cycle organique de Rankine pour la récupération de la chaleur perdue. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, de Nikkiso Cryo, de Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, et d’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.NikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

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Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group Finaliza a Aquisição da Cryotec Anlagenbau GmbH, Wurzen, Alemanha

TEMECULA, Califórnia, Feb. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group (“Grupo”) da Nikkiso Cryogenic parte da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), operando sob a Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (EUA), finalizou a aquisição da Cryotec Anlagenbau GmbH (Cryotec), de Wurzen, Saxônia, Alemanha por um valor não revelado.

Uma empresa global de engenharia e construção de plantas, a Cryotec fornece serviços de planejamento, gerenciamento de projetos, fabricação e engenharia de plantas de separação e liquefação de ar montadas em skid/em contêineres e tecnologias de CO2 que oferecem soluções personalizadas para seus clientes.

A Cryotec será operada como parte das instalações da GmbH do Grupo, com sede em Neuenburg am Rhine, Alemanha.

O Grupo é composto por seis unidades funcionais de negócios: Bombas Criogênicas, Sistemas de Troca de Calor, Sistemas de Processo, Abastecimento e Soluções, Infraestrutura de Energia, e Projetos e Serviços Estratégicos. A Cryotec atuará como o centro de competência e produção do Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group na Europa.

A Nikkiso promoverá e venderá globalmente os pacotes de soluções inteligentes da Cryotec que reduzem e recuperam as emissões de dióxido de carbono e apoiam ainda mais as metas de sustentabilidade do Grupo. A Cryotec terá acesso total às tecnologias inovadoras do Grupo Nikkiso desenvolvidas na Califórnia e em outros lugares, e oferecerá pacotes, soluções e estações localizadas para LH2 (Hidrogênio Líquido) LNG (Gás Natural Liquefeito), amônia e aplicações de armazenamento de energia criogênica na Alemanha e na Europa. Daremos suporte ao crescimento da Cryotec, com mais recursos e aumento das nossas atividades de fabricação e montagem na Saxônia, e com o fornecimento de soluções Cryotec na Alemanha e no mercado global”, disse Peter Wagner, CEO da Cryogenic Industries e Presidente do Grupo.

O Primeiro-Ministro da Saxônia, Michael Kretschmer, disse: “A aquisição da Cryotec Anlagenbau pela Nikkiso fortalece a globalização de uma empresa saxã tradicional de Wurzen. A Nikkiso tem experiência global em energia renovável, hidrogênio e armazenamento de energia. As energias renováveis e o hidrogênio verde têm um papel fundamental no atingimento das metas energéticas e climáticas na Saxônia. A Saxônia já é um local importante para a pesquisa e aplicação de tecnologias de hidrogênio. Estou muito contente com a contribuição da Nikkiso com sua experiência para a Saxônia no futuro.”

“A Nikkiso poderá ajudar na realização deste projeto, bem como no fornecimento e manutenção de estações de abastecimento de hidrogênio líquido e GNL no mercado europeu”, disse Ole Jensen, Vice-Presidente da Europa. “Esta aquisição é um exemplo do nosso compromisso e apoio à meta da União Europeia de alcançar a neutralidade de carbono até 2050.”

A compra foi efetivada em 3 de fevereiro de 2023.

Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group
O Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group faz parte da Divisão Industrial da Nikkiso co. Lt. Japão. O Grupo opera nos EUA, sob a Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (membro da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.). As empresas membro do Grupo fabricam e prestam serviços para equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados (bombas, turboexpansores, trocadores de calor, etc.) e plantas de processamento de Gases Industriais, Liquefação de Gás Natural (GNL), Liquefação de Hidrogênio (LH2) e Ciclo Rankine Orgânico para Recuperação de Calor de Resíduos. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.NikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

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Keyron appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Carl D Francis takes the helm at medtech group focused on reversal of diabetes, NASH, and obesity

LONDON, Feb. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Keyron, the medical technology group focused on reversing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and obesity via an innovative medical device platform, announced the appointment of Carl D Francis as Chief Executive Officer.

“The continuing rise in obesity, diabetes, and all forms of fatty liver disease is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces today. Literally billions of people are affected, and the numbers continue to rise rapidly,” Francis said. “Keyron’s technology is a complete game-changer. An innovative, non-surgical, endoscopically-delivered, fully reversible treatment as an alternative to drastic bariatric surgeries is as exciting as it gets. I am really proud and honoured to be part of Keyron.”

The American Diabetes Association states that today 37m Americans suffer from diabetes, with 96m having pre-diabetes. The link between obesity and diabetes is well established, and according to The World Obesity Federation’s forecast in their recently released 2022 Atlas, 67% of women and 51% of men in the Americas will be living with obesity (BMI ≥ 30) by 2030.

Keyron’s patented technology is designed to be a fully endoscopic, outpatient procedure providing the same or greater metabolic benefits of gastric bypass surgery, including a reversal of type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as NASH and liver fibrosis.

Following successful rodent studies in 2019 and swine studies in 2022, Keyron’s first-in-human trials are planned to begin in early 2024. Keyron is targeting to achieve FDA clearance by 2028, and a US launch is planned as the first target market. The company is now making plans to raise a $15m Series A funding round.

Dr Giorgio Castagneto Gissey, Keyron’s Chairman, said, “We are thrilled that Carl will be leading Keyron as we enter this critical stage of our development. Carl brings energy, focus, and senior leadership experience to ensure we realize our full potential. Keyron has always had high profile, world-leading board members and medical advisors, and we continue to bring onboard remarkable people. We are truly delighted to have been able to attract Carl.”

Francis was previously CEO of successful nano-technology group P2i. During his tenure the group grew from a handful of employees to global leadership in the functional nano-coating space. He was most recently CEO of UK-based medtech group Eyoto which specializes in advanced technologies in the optical and ophthalmic industries. He started his career as a US CPA, is a member of Mensa, and has a BSc from the University of Cincinnati.

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ABOUT KEYRON

Keyron is a UK-based, preclinical-stage medical device and technology platform company aimed at a highly-effective treatment of metabolic diseases. Keyron’s patented ForePass™ is an innovative medical device designed to safely reverse type-2 diabetes, as well as NASH, and obesity. The company has already demonstrated a full reversal of insulin resistance in animal studies, and recently published the results in The Lancet EBioMedicine. Keyron has upcoming clinical trials in South America and aims to then carry out further clinical trials in the USA. Its founders, directors, advisors and investors include some of the most well-known and cited professors and KOLs worldwide in the metabolic diseases space. The company is backed by multiple institutional investors based in the USA and EMEA.

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CONTINUOUS DISRUPTIVE OPERATIONS AGAINST ADF RECRUITMENT CELLS, 59 VICTIMS RESCUED AND 9 SUSPECTS ARRESTED

As you are all aware, the Crime Intelligence and CMI task teams in close coordination with police in Bukedi South and Butaleja, conducted an intelligence led operation where they rescued 59 victims who were allegedly recruited into an ADF domestic cell and being radicalised. A total of 9 suspects, including two females, who were highly linked to the ADF suspects, who attacked Busiika and other police stations were arrested. We want to reiterate that all persons arrested are not targeted for their beliefs, ideology, religion, but are definitely pursued for their acts of conspiracy and hostile engagement that are in total breach of the law, peace and safety of Ugandans.

Like we have always indicated, the attacks and hostilities against Ugandans are from a known enemy, the ADF, whose aim is to promote fear and panic in the public. As a result, we have been monitoring all spaces in homes, places of worship which are acting as domains for recruitment and collection centres, for children who are introduced to ideological messages and beliefs. We are now interviewing and counselling the victims and gathering further information on the alleged disappearance of other children from the camp, to an unknown place. Arrangements are also in place to re-integrate and reunite them, with their parents, guardians and relatives.

We wish to inform the public that terrorists and violent extremist groups, use forced and brutal recruitment of large numbers of children. Children may be kidnapped, abducted, coerced through threats or purchased from traffickers. Children living in poverty, without parental care, and street children are particularly vulnerable to forcible recruitment campaigns. Some times recruitment is done based on ties between the terrorist group and particular communities; especially when the group is perceived as one that is defending the interests and groups of that particular community against threats, they may encourage children to join the group.

In some instances, the groups may offer payment, food, accommodation and protection, encouraging loyalty. In addition, the transnational nature of terrorism and violent extremism, has favoured the emergency of transnational recruitment and the involvement of children in the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters.

Terrorists and violent extremist groups have also developed propaganda strategies aimed at highlighting the advantages of joining the group or at triggering empathy. Joining a group may be portrayed as offering status and prestige, smart uniforms and weapons. The experience is shown as an opportunity for power, especially to children without educational opportunities or employment. They also focus on “victimhood”, using images, that show the “crimes of the enemy”, with a view to triggering anger and eliciting empathy with those injured or killed and creating a desire to carry out revenge. Specific websites also advertise the existence of the groups and, in many instance, multiple sites in different languages include different messages tailored to specific audiences. Social media platforms, including email, chat rooms, e-groups, message boards, video recordings and application are especially popular recruitment tools that can also facilitate tailored approaches.

The public, parents, guardians and the local community, should know that children are recruited by terrorists or violent extremist groups, to carry out a variety of roles within or for the groups. Some children are used in hostilities such as front-line fighting, carrying out executions of hostages or prisoners or carrying out terrorist attacks, including as suicide bombers. Others have support roles as messengers, porters, smugglers or spies, or they are in effect treated as slaves and systematically subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation.

Some prominently exploit children to boost their visibility and propaganda. Images of children engaged in acts of violence or being exposed and normalised to violence, are shocking to the public, and also shows the power and ruthlessness of the group. In other instance, selected families and communities, tend to push their children to join the ranks of terrorists or violent extremist groups to guarantee the possibility of continuing to expand their power base, despite the decreasing support.

In addition, children are more easily intimidated and far easier to control, both physically and mentally, than adults. They are more inclined to quickly show loyalty to authority figures, and are especially susceptible to following beliefs, and behaviours of those they love and respect, an element that is especially relevant when families are involved in the recruitment process. The groups, who strive to ensure their future survival, may see the use of children as an “investment in the future generation”.

Terrorist and violent extremist groups, also take look at the economic considerations and effectiveness of children, when recruiting them. Accordingly, children are less expensive than adults, they require less food to survive, use small arms in warfare and are paid less in support roles or as combatants.

There are also a number of reasons why girls are favoured targets of recruitment. One reason is visibility attacks by girls, especially young girls have a greater propaganda value, as they tend to gainer more media attention than attacks by their male counter parts. Children, particularly girls, are increasingly being used as spies for delivering messages, carrying materials and under taking suicide attacks. The reasons for this are often pragmatic, children have less understanding of the risk they face and therefore, display less anxiety. They are also more likely to do so as are they ordered, and they generally benefit from the advantages of arousing less suspicious, which can be a crucial asset, for instance in getting closer to targets.

Another reason is effectiveness, as the girls do not conform to traditional security profiles and they tend to raise less suspicion and thus have an increased likelihood of successfully carrying out attacks or support roles. Girls may also be induced to “fall in love” with a number of a group through social media, or they may seek an escape from structural violence or family pressure at home by getting married to a terrorist fighter. In addition, sexually abused girls may feel they have no choice and that they have been dishonoured and their reputation has been ruined hindering them from going back home.

We are meanwhile, identifying parents to the victims for their statements and caution them against handing over their children to such anti-democracy actors, who are bent on using their children as actors of violence and impunity, for their selfish gains.

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POLICE EXONERATED AFTER DEATH OF 80-YEAR-OLD ADF COLLABORATOR IN CUSTODY WAS ESTABLISHED TO BE AN ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN THE BATHROOM

As you are all aware, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Mathias Mpuga, revealed how one of their supporters, Mzee Constantine Muhonja, was allegedly tortured for two weeks and succumbed to injuries inflicted to him. Although the Leader of Opposition, suspected torture, we would like to inform him, the bereaved family and the public, that an inquest was conducted by a coroner, who exonerated police after he determined the death of the 80-year-old ADF suspect, as accidental fall death, following a bathroom slip and fall at Kireka detention facility.

The victim was arrested after the counter-terror task teams obtained information from the 4 ADF suspects who implicated him as an ADF collaborator, who facilitated the movement of recruits from Uganda to the DRC and also received ADF operatives from the DRC to Uganda. The 4 ADF suspects who implicated him include; Katende Moses alias Mao, a 19-year-old resident of Kutano, Jinja Karoli in Kawempe, Abdulatif Balikoowa alias Mzee alias Bako alias Kyalimpa, a 54-year-old resident of Maganjo zone, Adam Woduma Guloba alias Rasta alias Frank alias Kabembe of Kazo – Angola zone and Musana Faisal a 19-year-old resident of Busei village in Iganga who participated in the attack on Busiika police station, killed two police officers, robbed two guns and burnt the station.

Upon his arrest, he was transferred to the detention facility in Kireka, where he was detained with 12 others, pending charges of terrorism and for belonging to a terrorist organisation. It is unfortunate that he fell in the bathroom and collapsed dead. However, it is important to note that fall-injuries in bathrooms increase with age.

All the rightful procedures were followed beginning with an inquest, to identify the person who died, the date and place of the persons death, the cause and manner of death. During the coronial investigation, sufficient documentary evidence was gathered, the twelve suspects with whom he shared custody were interviewed and cause of death established as an accidental fail death that led to a fatal chest injury. The coroner found an evidence of police misconduct, torture or ill-treatment against the suspect while in custody.

We would like to warn individuals and groups especially from the opposition, to stop their witch-hunt of our specialised crime suppression groups, and instead focus on eliminating individuals involved in acts of hostilities against Ugandans and in violation of rule of law, within their political groups. Such members if untamed, will continue to pose grave risks to Ugandans and law enforcement personnel.

As we conclude, the leadership of the UPF and other sister security agencies, continue to exercise oversight of our Joint Counter-terror task teams to ensure transparency, accountability, and that they act within the confines of the law. Where there is evidence of discriminatory treatment, misconduct or other criminality, officers are held to account through the legal system, without fear or favour.

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Ex-Twitter Executives to Testify About Hunter Biden Story Before House Panel

Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform's handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

The scheduled testimony, confirmed by the committee Monday, will be the first time the three former executives will appear before Congress to discuss the company's decision to initially block from Twitter a New York Post article regarding Hunter Biden's laptop in the weeks before the 2020 election.

Republicans have said the story was suppressed for political reasons, though no evidence has been released to support that claim. The witnesses for the February 8 hearing are expected to be Vijaya Gadde, former chief legal officer; James Baker, former deputy general counsel; and Yoel Roth, former head of safety and integrity.

The hearing is among the first of many in a GOP-controlled House to be focused on Biden and his family, as Republicans wield the power of their new, albeit slim, majority.

The New York Post first reported in October 2020 that it had received from former President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, a copy of a hard drive of a laptop that Hunter Biden had dropped off 18 months earlier at a Delaware computer repair shop and never retrieved. Twitter initially blocked people from sharing links to the story for several days.

Months later, Twitter's then-CEO Jack Dorsey called the company's communications around the Post article "not great." He added that blocking the article's URL with "zero context" around why it was blocked was "unacceptable."

The Post article at the time was greeted with skepticism due to questions about the laptop's origins, including Giuliani's involvement, and because top officials in the Trump administration already had warned that Russia was working to denigrate Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.

The Kremlin had interfered in the 2016 race by hacking Democratic emails that were subsequently leaked, and there were widespread fears across Washington that Russia would meddle again in the 2020 race.

"This is why we're investigating the Biden family for influence peddling," Rep. James Comer, chairman of the Oversight committee, said at a press event Monday morning. "We want to make sure that our national security is not compromised."

The White House has sought to discredit the Republican probes into Hunter Biden, calling them "divorced-from-reality political stunts."

Nonetheless, Republicans now hold subpoena power in the House, giving them the authority to compel testimony and conduct an aggressive investigation. GOP staff has spent the past year analyzing messages and financial transactions found on the laptop that belonged to the president's younger son. Comer has previously said the evidence they have compiled is "overwhelming," but did not offer specifics.

Comer has pledged there won't be hearings regarding the Biden family until the committee has the evidence to back up any claims of alleged wrongdoing. He also acknowledged the stakes are high whenever an investigation centers on the leader of a political party.

On Monday, the Kentucky Republican, speaking at a National Press Club event, said that he could not guarantee a subpoena of Hunter Biden during his term. "We're going to go where the investigation leads us. Maybe there's nothing there."

Comer added, "We'll see."

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US State Court System, US, EU Universities Hit by Ransomware Outbreak

A global ransomware outbreak has scrambled servers belonging to the U.S. state of Florida's Supreme Court and several universities in the United States and Central Europe, according to a Reuters analysis of ransom notes posted online to stricken servers.

Those organizations are among more than 3,800 victims of a fast-spreading digital extortion campaign that locked up thousands of servers in Europe over the weekend, according to figures tallied by Ransomwhere, a crowdsourced platform that tracks digital extortion attempts and online ransom payments and whose figures are drawn from internet scans.

Ransomware is among the internet's most potent scourges. Although this extortion campaign was not sophisticated, it drew warnings from national cyber watchdogs in part because of the speed of its spread.

Ransomwhere did not name individual victims, but Reuters was able to identify some by looking up internet protocol address data tied to the affected servers via widely used internet scanning tools such as Shodan.

The extent of the disruption to the affected organizations, if any, was not clear.

Florida Supreme Court spokesperson Paul Flemming told Reuters that the affected infrastructure had been used to administer other elements of the Florida state court system, and that it was segregated from the Supreme Court's main network.

"Florida Supreme Court's network and data are secure," he said, adding that the rest of the state court system's integrity also was not affected.

A dozen universities contacted by Reuters, including the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Rice University in Houston, and institutions of higher learning in Hungary and Slovakia, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

Reuters also contacted the hackers via an account advertised on their ransom notes but only received a payment demand in return. They did not respond to additional questions.

Ransomwhere said the cybercriminals appear to have extorted only $88,000, a modest haul by the standard of multimillion-dollar ransoms regularly demanded by some hacking gangs.

One cybersecurity expert said the outbreak, thought to have exploited a 2-year-old vulnerability in VMWare software, was typical of automated attacks on servers and databases that have been carried out by hackers for years.

VMWare has urged customers to upgrade to the latest versions of its software.

"This is nothing unusual," said Patrice Auffret, founder of French internet scanning company Onyphe. "The difference is the scale."

Also uncommon is the highly visible nature of the outbreak, which began earlier this month. Because internet-facing servers were affected, researchers and tracking services like Ransomwhere or Onyphe could easily follow the criminals' trail.

Digital safety officials in Italy said Monday that there was no evidence pointing to "aggression by a state or hostile state-like entity."

Samuli Kononen, an information security specialist at the Finnish National Cyber Security Centre, said the attack was likely carried out by a criminal gang, although he added that it was not particularly sophisticated as many victims had managed to salvage their data without paying a ransom.

"More experienced ransomware groups usually don't make that kind of mistake," he said.

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