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'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack, warns threat is not over

'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack, warns threat is not over

Huss says it took him 10 minutes to analyze the attack code that helped take down the worldwide ransomware that hit computers in more than 150 countries. The malware it encrypts users' files and demands a ransom of $300 to $600 in BitCoin to unlock it. The attack, already thought to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded, is an "escalating threat" after hitting 200,000 victims across the world since Friday, according to Rob Wainwright, the head of Europol, Europe's policing ...



Consternation on Capitol Hill over White House bombshells

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump shared classified intelligence provided by a USA ally about potential ISIS plots with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during a meeting at the White House.



Comey memo says Trump asked him to end Flynn investigation

The White House denied the report . Comey didn't directly respond to Trump's request, which was made in February a day after Flynn was sacked for deceiving the vice president about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


More Lancashire Hospitals recover from cyber attack

More Lancashire Hospitals recover from cyber attack

The attacks came a day after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for improved cybersecurity in the federal government and better cooperation with the private sector. "All that has to happen is your computer is on and on the network". The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling ransomware attack .



Nikki Haley Tells Countries to Choose Between U.S., North Korea

South Korean officials recently said that North Korea's nuclear program is progressing at a quicker pace than expected. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea is intimidating the worldwide community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks.


Protesters with torches gather around Confederate monument in Virginia

Protesters with torches gather around Confederate monument in Virginia

The protesters gathered on Charlottesville's Robert E Lee Park, where a statue of the Confederate general that the city council voted to remove is located. "Whew! Lot of trolls out tonight". A small showing of local Antifa supporters clustered towards the end of the event including Pam Starsia, Bellamy's attorney, and Joe Starsia, leader of racial "social justice" group SURJ.