RIYADH May 14 Saudi Telecom Co(STC)
has denied that its systems were affected by the ransomware
virus that has spread across 150 countries since Friday,
responding to photos circulated on social media claiming to show
infected STC computers.
The photos showed desktop computers displaying the hallmark
red window of the WannaCry virus that has locked up more than
200,000 computers worldwide.
In one photo, multiple computers are shown displaying the
red windows in what appears to be a large operations room with
an STC logo visible in the background.
"The company clarifies that its networks and systems were
not affected, thank God, and further that what was shown in the
media relates to some personal devices which specialised
technical teams will address," Saudi Arabia's biggest telecoms
operator said in a statement on Sunday.
(Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by David Goodman)