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Huge cyberattack hits almost 100 countries with 'Wanna Decryptor' malware

Across an ocean, Darien Huss, a 28-year-old research engineer for the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, was doing his own analysis. Megafon , a Russian telecommunications company, was also hit by the attack. An Indian-origin doctor based in London had warned against the cyber-hack of the NHS just days before it crippled the country's network. Who else has been affected by the attack? Hospitals, schools, companies and governments around the world were assessing the damage Saturday after a ...


Treasurer slams bank 'whinge' but says levy won't increase

Treasurer slams bank 'whinge' but says levy won't increase

Mr Morrison said there was no reason bank customers should have to bear the brunt of the tax, noting "this isn't a levy on their deposits, it's not a levy on their mortgages", and banks will have to be honest about their reasoning for increasing fees.


New rules or rain? Lake Ontario residents seethe over floods

New rules or rain? Lake Ontario residents seethe over floods

It's prompting NY state to declare a state of emergency for Oswego, Jefferson, Cayuga and other counties along Lake Ontario. A Lake Ontario response team has also been created. The state of emergency covers several counties along the lake, including northern Cayuga County. He's urging New York's congressional delegation to support the state's push for the commission to release water through the dam, which could help address flooding along Lake Ontario.


Crews start repairing collapsed tunnel at nuclear waste site

Crews start repairing collapsed tunnel at nuclear waste site

Overnight work at the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland began laying the groundwork to fill a tunnel that collapsed Tuesday. "But while we're doing that we have to keep our eye on the ball to have safety for our employees who work there and - if you have collapsing tunnels that could expose workers, this is a very dramatic concern that we have".



G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the Trump administration's plans to save and create jobs for American workers during his meetings with G7 finance ministers at their annual meeting in Bari, Italy . According to The AP, "one partner openly pushing back was Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who rejected as "baseless" duties the United States of America imposed on some Canadian lumber imports".