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North Korea's 'New Missile' Has Unprecedented Range

Although outside experts see several places where North Korea is likely stretching the truth, the missile launched Sunday appears to be the most powerful the country has ever tested. But if it was sacked at a standard trajectory, it would have a range of at least 4,000 km (2,500 miles), experts said. "This is a very uncomfortable development for the United States", said Lee Illwoo, a Seoul-based commentator on military issues.



Microsoft partly blames USA government for global cyberattack

There has been no major impact of the WannaCry ransomware attack on the country, government officials said on Monday, even as they remained on high alert to safeguard key infrastructure such as banking. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx Corp.in the US. On top of that, critics say, the government didn't notify companies like Microsoft about the vulnerabilities quickly enough.



Nationwide Fund Advisors Sells 670 Shares of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (PBH)

Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in Spectrum Brands Holdings during the third quarter valued at $1,749,000. Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on SPB. The company issued revenue guidance of +18-20% YoY to ~$1.04-1.06 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.05 billion. Prestige Brands Holdings had a return on equity of 16.45% and a net margin of 8.51%.



WannaCry ransomware loses its kill switch, so watch out

Experts have warned more people could become victims of the worldwide cyber attack when they return to work today after a weekend off. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard of the Royal College of General Practitioners said many Global Positioning System went into their practices on Sunday to reboot their computers and install updates.



FedEx confirms it was hit by global malware attack

Among the organizations hit were FedEx in the USA, the Spanish telecom giant Telefónica, the French automaker Renault, universities in China , Germany's federal railway system and Russia's Interior Ministry. Microsoft said the hoarding of exploits just puts users at risk when the vulnerabilities aren't disclosed - especially when that information is stolen or leaked and made available for hackers to use freely with no protections in place.



Learjet crash near New York City kills 2 crew members

Deputy police Chief Thomas Berta said everyone in the buildings in the industrial area were accounted for. The FAA said it was sending a team to the site, and the National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash. Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL, posted an Instagram photo of the smoke rising in the distance. A Carlstadt police spokesman said the jet appeared to be listing to its side before it went down.