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NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

NHS cyber attack aftermath likely to last a number of days

A global cyberattack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday.


'Perfect storm' of conditions helped cyberattack succeed

'Perfect storm' of conditions helped cyberattack succeed

But computers and networks that hadn't updated their systems were still at risk. (AP Photo/Paul White). A security guard stands outside the Telefonica headquarters in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 12, 2017. Normally, such patches are reserved for organizations willing to pay for extended support. Security officials in Britain urged organizations to protect themselves from ransomware by updating their security software fixes, running anti-virus software and backing up data elsewhere.


French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

French PM to be appointed on Monday, new government on Tuesday

Mr Macron had been Mr Hollande's top economy adviser from 2012 to 2014, then became his economy minister until past year, when he chose to quit the Socialist government and launch his independent presidential bid. Brigitte Macron is about to become the next first lady of France . To achieve all that Macron needs his brand new political party, La Republique En Marche , to secure a large number of seats in next month's parliamentary elections.



Sterling falls to one-week low after Bank of England release

The Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-1 to keep rates on hold, with one member seeking a quarter-point increase. Mr Carney warned of "a more challenging time" for the British population over this year as a result of the falling value of the pound since last year's Brexit vote.



Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

A malware tracking map showed "WannaCry" infections were widespread. The NSA tools were stolen by hackers and dumped on the internet. The agency has not responded to requests for comment. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said some electronic signs at stations announcing arrivals and departures were infected. In Asia, some hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions were affected, although the full extent of the damage is not yet known because it is the weekend.



United Kingdom families being hit hard, says Bank of England

It also stressed that its forecasts were based on the assumption of a "smooth" Brexit, implying no cliff-edge disruption to trade and investment in 2019. The rise in inflation entirely reflects the effects of import prices and weaker sterling, Carney said, adding that it "has been offset to some extent by the continued subdued growth in domestic costs with wage growth notably weaker than expected".