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Bad Rabbit ransomware warning

Locked computerGCHQ has issued a warning over the 'Bad Rabbit' ransomware attack that is sweeping through Europe leaving computers locked up across the continent.

Affected users are told their computer and data has been encrypted, and asked to fork over £210 in anonymous current Bitcoin in order to unlock it.

Russia appears to be the target of the malicious code, online security firm Kaspersky Lab reports, but computers in Ukraine, Turkey and Germany are also down, the Daily Mail has reported.

It has also been revealed that the virus code is littered with references to Game of Thrones - including the names of two dragons from the hit series.