Putin warns against 'intimidation' after North Korea missile launch

The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, before splashing down in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). The isolated North is under multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes, which have triggered global alarm.

Cyber worm attack propels health funding to center of British election campaign

But as Asia woke up to the working week on Monday, leading Chinese security-software provider Qihoo 360 said "hundreds of thousands" of computers in the country were hit at almost 30,000 institutions including government agencies. The attack blocks computers and puts up images on victims' screens demanding payment of $300 (Dh1,100) in the virtual currency Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" The president of Microsoft laid some of the blame at the feet of the US ...

More damage from cyberattack

In China, the internet security company Qihoo360 issued a "red alert" saying that a large number of colleges and students in the country had been affected by the ransomware, which is also referred to as WannaCrypt. If similar vulnerabilities are found in PCs running Windows 10, 8 and 7, these systems can also be infected by the ransomware virus-this can happen if the PC doesn't have the patch released in March installed.

Next global cyberattack likely on Monday

The " WannaCry " worm global attack which locks computers and demands a $300 ransom sowed chaos on Friday through the computer systems of some National Health Service (NHS) hospitals which cancelled operations and reduced non-emergency care.

3-D printed ovary allows infertile mouse to give birth

Researchers at Northwestern University developed 3-D printed ovaries using gelatin, a material strong enough to hold immature eggs but flexible and porous enough to allow for ovulation and for blood vessels to form. She hopes this new research, a collaboration with other scientists including Ramille Shah, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at McCormick School of Engineering, will result in a way to restore fertility in women who underwent life-preserving cancer ...

Europe warns of more attacks, WannaCry spreads to Asia

Owners of these machines may be tempted to pay the ransom, but don't count on getting your files back, said Matthew Hickey, director of security provider Hacker House. Steve Grobman of the security company McAfee said forensics experts are looking at how the ransomware was written and how it was run. Security firm Digital Shadows said on Sunday that transactions totalling US$32,000 had taken place through Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware.