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Log in, look out for fresh ransomware

Most stations had recovered. Senior US security officials held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the NSA were working to help mitigate damage and identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.


Bill Cosby blames sexual assault allegations on racism, ‘power structure’

Bill Cosby blames sexual assault allegations on racism, ‘power structure’

With that backdrop, Cosby granted a rare interview to Michael Smerconish on his radio program on the SiriusXM POTUS channel. "Could be, could be". Some of the crimes allegedly took place decades ago. In this case, he has pleaded not guilty. Cosby heads to trial next month on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.



Oil Holds Advance as Saudis, Russia Favor Output Cut Extension

The world's top two crude-producing nations raised the idea at the weekend, with a deal agreed between OPEC - of which Saudi Arabia is the key player - and Russian Federation coming to an end in six weeks. "It has taken some time for stocks to reflect lower supply when volumes produced before output cuts by OPEC and 11 non-OPEC countries took effect are still being absorbed by the market", the Paris-based IEA said.


Deadline approaches for spending paper £5 Bank of England notes

Deadline approaches for spending paper £5 Bank of England notes

The Bank of England said 150 million of its paper £5 notes - the equivalent of about three for every adult in the United Kingdom - remain with the public. The Bank of England said some banks and building societies may continue to accept the old notes after May 5th, but it would be at the discretion of each branch.



Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office

In April, CNN first reported that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies believed that ISIS and other terrorist organizations had developed new ways to place explosives in laptops and other electronic devices to evade airport security screening methods.



Banks' cyber defences hold firm (for now)

Europol said on Monday it was continuing to hunt for the culprits behind the unprecedented attack. Clapper and Europol say the scope of the problem may become bigger when people switch on their computers. A hospital in Taiwan also reported that one of its computers was compromised, Taiwan's Central News Agency said on Sunday. Following the alert, the Gujarat government began equipping its state computer systems with anti-virus softwares and upgrading its Microsoft operating systems.