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Cyberattack hits two lakh in 150 nations, number may rise

In the United Kingdom, hospitals were crippled by the cyberattack, which forced operations to be canceled and ambulances to be diverted. The communication and information ministry said the malware locked patient files on computers at the affected hospitals, both in the capital Jakarta.



Ransomware Cyber-Attack A Wake-Up Call, Microsoft Warns

A cyber attack using ransomware has hit hundreds of users worldwide, including the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS), which is the highest authority concerning the country's hospitals and clinics . That prediction seemed to be borne out Sunday. And despite the best efforts of a young security researcher in the United Kingdom who goes by MalwareTech , the temporarily halted ransomware has simply been altered and is being spread by copycats.


At least one Australian firm hit by global cyber attack

At least one Australian firm hit by global cyber attack

Among those affected by the virus was Nissan, but the vehicle manufacturer said there had been no major impact. Hitachi spokeswoman Yuko Tainiuchi said emails were slow or not getting delivered, and files could not be opened. So far the massive cyber attack has hit 200,000 people in at least 150 countries including an Australian business. Smith also called cyberattack protection a "shared responsibility" between companies and customers.



Ransomware virus partially hits institutions, police dept in Maharashtra

The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge on Friday.


Trump invites new S. Korean president to US

Trump invites new S. Korean president to US

Moon's victory reverses more than a decade of conservative rule that has seen strong ties with the USA, which maintains about 28,500 servicemembers in South Korea. Mr Trump invited Democratic party leader Mr Moon to visit the United States "as early as possible". Moon expressed his hope for a meeting with Modi in the near future.



Results a sign voters want parties 'to work together,' Clark says

Neither the NDP nor the BC Liberals can yet confidently claim victory with the two parties near deadlocked in the seat count and a minority government now expected. Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says British Columbians chose hope over fear by doubling the party's popular vote in the province on Tuesday, sending three of the party's candidates to the legislature.