Global cyber-attack reaches Australia

International law firm DLA Piper has told Australian employees it has been the victim of a "major cyber incident" overnight.

Its Washington DC office was apparently affected, and Australian staff were advised via text early this morning that all IT systems had been taken down to contain the situation.

The Cadbury chocolate factory in Hobart has also been targeted, the ABC has reported.

A union official said production at Cadbury's Claremont facility was halted when the computer system went down about 9.30pm yesterday in what was described as a "cyber-attack".

Cyber-attack 'unprecedented' in scale

Europol has also warned a "complex international investigation" was required "to identify the culprits".

It's emerged that the tools used in the attack appear to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency.

There have been reports of infections in as many as 100 countries, including several in New Zealand, a live-tracking map of the attack showed.

European countries, including Russia, were among the worst hit.

Although the spread of the malware - known as WannaCry and variants of that name - appears to have slowed, the threat is not yet over.

​ Bismarks thump Globals with 6-0 victory

The first few minutes at Sir John Guise stadium were notable for a number of fumbles by each side, but Bismarks were too good with their passing game, which saw them pick up the first goal with a real shot on goal to open the scoreboard.

Globals were forced to defend an early power-play when Bismark’s struck again with two added goals for a 3-0 lead.

Minutes before half-time, Bismarks managed to squeeze the puck through the Global defence for their fourth, which sprawled Globals defenders to a 4-0 at half-time.