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by | May 17, 2017 | 02:20

In the United Kingdom, where the initial attack threw parts of the health care system into chaos Friday, the government scheduled an emergency meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the attack. Patient files on computers were locked at the affected hospitals. "They just happened to hit the mother lode". Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "Russia has absolutely nothing to do with it".

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:42

The full extent of the damage from the cyberattack felt in 150 countries was unclear and could worsen if more malicious variations of the online extortion scheme appear. In a snap election campaign which May has dominated so far, the debate over the cyber attack on the NHS forced her onto the defensive, although it was not immediately clear what impact, if any, it would have on her popularity.

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:44

But a new version of the malware may already have been released , according to the head of the Europol , which helps the European Union fight crime and terrorism. "Like many other companies, FedEx is experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware", the spokesperson said in a statement .

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:23

Europol chief Rob Wainwright said computer systems in more than 150 countries were hit, with the majority of organisations affected over the weekend in Europe. Both said Russian Federation was hit hardest . The ransomware exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system. Among the other victims is a Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderland, northeast England.

by | May 17, 2017 | 01:13

The WannaCry attack began on Friday night with thousands of ransomware attacks on computers in over 100 countries which included India. Brian Lord OBE, former Deputy Director GCHQ Cyber and Intelligence, now MD PGI Cyber said: "This would appear to be a wide ranging, well-coordinated Ransomware attack, using a new variant of Ransomware".

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:33

Fisheries and Oceans Canada , with support from WWF-Canada, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Pond Inlet Hunters and Trappers Organization, plans to continue research this year on narwhal behaviour and movements in Eclipse Sound. In Canada, two populations have been recognized based largely on summering distribution: the Baffin Bay population and the Hudson Bay population. This footage plays a major role in better understanding the narwhals, particularly as climate change warms their waters .

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:00

The statement from the U.N.'s most powerful body said its 15 members agreed to "take further significant measures including sanctions, in line with the council's previously expressed determination". But it said Pyongyang's missiles did appear to be able to leave and re-enter the atmosphere, which is crucial to developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports .

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:17

The Trump administration has been in conflict for months over what to do about US involvement in the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord, which commits almost 200 nations to establishing goals to reduce emissions that lead to climate change.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:38

The number of people paying could go up as the ransomware warned the cost would double after three days, and threatened to delete files within seven days if no payment was made. Companies in Asia and Europe have been warning employees to be careful when clicking on attachments and links in their emails. Lynne Owens, director-general of Britain's National Crime Agency, said there was no indication of a second surge of the cyberattack, "But that doesn't mean there won't be one".

by | May 17, 2017 | 00:15

Ben Sasse, R-Neb., speaking about the disclosures on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday. He'll also huddle with some of Washington's strongest European partners at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 meeting in Sicily.

by | May 16, 2017 | 23:12

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang. Russian state television showed excerpts - " Moscow Windows " and "City on the Free Neva" - both Soviet classics.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:54

This has led some to call it a ransomworm . Micrsoft's top lawyer has criticized USA intelligence for "stockpiling" software code that can aid hackers. The complete list for which there are Microsoft patches are here. Note this means that the backup can't be on your computer but should be in the cloud or on an external hard drive.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:53

Han said Sunday's test-launch was "successful in flight". North Korea's ambassador to China says that Pyongyang's test-firing of a ballistic missile over the weekend is part of the country's efforts to develop ways to defend itself against hostile aggression overseas.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:26

Now, makers are planning to unveil his new look on his birthday, which falls on May 19. At a time when the regular shooting of Jai Lava Kusa is progressing smoothly, the cinematographer C.K. Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas are playing the leading ladies. Also, Kannada Actor Duniya Vijay will be seen in a vital role. The movie which is being directed by Bobby is progressing at a flawless pace as expected and the team is confident that the movie will release on time in September.

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:42

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by | May 16, 2017 | 20:58

President Donald Trump who, among other things, has said military action against the North was an option under consideration". The Blue House also said South Korea and the United States agreed the ultimate goal was North Korea's denuclearisation, Yonhap said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 20:57

Three days later, reports of WannaCry are now spiking in Asia. In his first public comments since the attack on Friday, Mr Hunt told Sky News: "Although we have never seen anything on this scale when it comes to ransomware attacks, they are relatively common and there are things that you can do, that everyone can do, all of us can do, to protect ourselves against them".

by | May 16, 2017 | 20:22

Cybersecurity experts revealed the unknown hackers who launched the weekend's "ransomware" attacks used a vulnerability that was exposed in NSA documents leaked online. And it's why we've pledged our support for defending every customer everywhere in the face of cyberattacks, regardless of their nationality. 'There has been one incident of the ransomware hitting a business here in Australia and there could be two other incidents where it has occurred although we are trying to confirm that, ' ...

by | May 16, 2017 | 21:07

But global fears eased on Monday as the number of incidents reported levelled off. The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around the world - from Russian banks and British hospitals to FedEx and European vehicle factories.

by | May 16, 2017 | 20:57

The nodosaur - a 5 metre, 1.3 tonne, armoured herbivore - was found by heavy equipment operator Shawn Funk. However, with the nodosaur fossil from Alberta , they found that not only did the osteoderms on the dinosaur preserved, but so did traces of the scales in between.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:15

Spanish telco giant Telefonica and USA delivery service FedEx were among the businesses affected. The government on Sunday said it has activated a "preparedness and response mechanism" to prevent any major cyber attack from a new ransomware - "Wannacry" - which has infected computer systems around the world.

by | May 16, 2017 | 19:25

Kim "gave the scientists and technicians in the field of rocket research the order to continuously develop more precise and diversified nukes and nuclear striking means", KCNA said. "(The worldwide community) has the shared view that North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations pose a grave threat to peace and security in the region and beyond the peninsula", Lee Duk-haeng, ministry spokesman, told a regular press briefing.

by | May 16, 2017 | 18:41

The device was launched in November previous year. Alongside, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL) is also receiving the update. The size of the update is around 1.5GB. It comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.4GHz, along with Adreno 505 GPU. The device should come with a 5.5-inch full HD display and a massive 4,000 mAh battery.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:37

Hospital staff immediately unplugged the computer from the internet, reformatting it before reprogramming its operating system, according to the spokesman. The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center said 2,000 computers in Japan were reported affected so far, citing an affiliate foreign security organization that it can not identify.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:41

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by | May 16, 2017 | 19:00

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. The NHS has said hospitals have had to cancel some outpatient appointments because of the attack. "Our society increasingly relies on interconnected systems to deliver key services such as health", he said.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:50

North Korean state media said the missile had been launched over the country and into the sea east of the Korean Peninsula 787km (489 miles) away from its launch site near Kusong. Japanese officials said Sunday the missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan. "This was close to home for Russian Federation".

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:24

Comey, he is willing to testify, but wants it to be in public. In this photo taken May 8, 2017, FBI Director James Comey speaks in Washington. That led Trump to tweet Friday morning, "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy".

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:49

It has attacked hundreds of thousands of computers, security experts say , from hospital systems in the United Kingdom and a telecom company in Spain to universities and large companies in Asia. Microsoft requires Windows 10 customers to automatically update their computers, but some people with older PCs disabled automatic updates. There are now signs that the ransomware attack has subsided thanks to a kill switch, discovered by a 22-year-old in the UK .

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:43

Jadhav was "an innocent Indian national, who, incarcerated in Pakistan for more than a year on concocted charges, deprived of his rights and protection accorded under the Vienna Convention, has been held incommunicado. Mittal also claimed that Pakistan had failed to respond to all Indian demands for information about the case, snubbing requests for documents including the charge sheet.

by | May 16, 2017 | 17:13

Alan Challis says he's angry that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust didn't contact him directly, as he had taken leave from work for the procedure and would have lost out on pay. But even now, security experts aren't certain how the WannaCry infection was spread. Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith sharply criticised the U.S.

by | May 16, 2017 | 16:29

Maruti Suzuki, India's largest carmaker, has launched the all-new Dzire sedan today at a starting price of Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol variants with manual powertrains are priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 7.94 lakh while the diesel trims are tagged between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 8.94 lakh.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:45

Elsewhere in Europe, the attack hit companies including Spain's Telefonica, a global broadband and telecommunications company. The companies and government agencies targeted were diverse. United States package delivery giant FedEx, Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica and Germany's Deutsche Bahn rail network were among those hit in the attacks, which demanded money to allow users to unblock their computers.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:23

There are many theories, but the favorite hypothesis among intelligence officials is that an insider, probably a contractor, stole the information, much as Edward J. Security experts are now cautiously linking the Lazarus Group to this latest attack after the discovery by Mehta. In China, "hundreds of thousands" of computers were affected, including gas stations, cash machines and universities, according to Qihoo 360, one of the country's largest providers of antivirus software.

by | May 16, 2017 | 15:04

This is true at the national level as well as amongst businesses. The main vulnerability that was exploited by hackers had led to the ransomware attack which in turn led to a huge havoc in more than 150 nations. Additionally, experts warn that copycats could also try another attack. The attack demonstrates how cybersecurity has become a shared responsibility between tech companies and customers.