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Nations grapple with huge cyber attack

Nations grapple with huge cyber attack

Researchers with Czech Republic-based security software maker Avast said they had observed more than 126,000 ransomware infections, with 60 percent of infected computers located in Russian Federation, followed by Ukraine and Taiwan. "Things could likely emerge on Monday" as staff return to work. The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms.


Lavrov Jokes About FBI Boss's Firing Before Trump Talks

Lavrov Jokes About FBI Boss's Firing Before Trump Talks

Rogers also said that the NSA is working with European allies Germany and Britain who fear that Russian hackers are targeting their upcoming elections. The White House has not yet posted its visual record. It's not clear what the men were laughing at, however; reporters weren't allowed into the meeting, and the only images that emerged came from government accounts.


Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

Southeast Asian leaders wrestle over China at summit

He also denied that China attempted to influence the Asean heads of states to ensure that the worldwide court's ruling invalidating its "historic rights" to the South China Sea and the non-reclamation and non-militarization activities would be removed from the joint statement.



'Unprecedented' cyber attack hits 100 countries including India

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Saturday that all but six NHS trusts' systems had been restored, but that "there's always more" that could be done to protect against computer viruses. The ransomware locks down all the files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay in order to regain control of them. "If you have anything to patch, patch it", the researcher said in a blog post.



'Provocative' missile launch shows North Korea's defiance

The launch, which Tokyo said could be of a new type of missile, is a direct challenge to the new South Korean president and comes as US, Japanese and European navies gather for joint war games in the Pacific. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President can not imagine that Russia is pleased".



North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South Korea military

But Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia nonproliferation program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California, said at the time that there was an "even chance" that they were intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).