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Cyberattack damage limited this time but Asia vulnerable

Experts warn the region could pay for a lack of investment in security

TOKYO -- A global cyberattack that has swept Europe and the U.S. in the past several days has landed on Asian shores, inflicting limited damage. But experts warn Asian companies are more vulnerable in terms of cybersecurity and could be hit harder in future strikes.

The latest attack, thought to be caused by malware called "Petya," was centered on Europe. Most Asian companies and government bodies remained unaffected, but there has been some fallout.

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