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Ransomware attack: Who's been hit

Over the years, Windows PCs have been the battleground on which these attacks have played out, as hackers have exploited vulnerabilities in what for decades was the mostly widely used operating system. Banks, trains and automobiles Anti-virus experts Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe. At least two new variations of the malware were discovered as of Monday morning, so this claim is not unfounded.


North Korea confirms 4th U.S. citizen detained

North Korea confirms 4th U.S. citizen detained

The official Korean Central News Agency said Kim Hak Song was detained on Saturday for suspected "hostile acts". "During that visit, Mr Kim was at PUST to do agricultural development work with PUST's experimental farm", it said in a statement.



N. Korea trying to get Trump's attention with missile launch

In fact, just a few weeks ago, the United States tested its own missile, shooting a Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California some 6400km in North Korea's direction, landing in the Marshall Islands . "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", the White House statement said.


WannaCry ransomware attack linked to North Korea

WannaCry ransomware attack linked to North Korea

Paying the ransom will not ensure any fix, said Eiichi Moriya, a cyber security expert and professor at Meiji University. "We believe this might hold the key to solve some of the mysteries around this attack". While the shared code suggests an overlap with Lazarus Group malware, much more research will need to be conducted before a full picture of the situation emerges.


One week left for residents to register to vote

One week left for residents to register to vote

If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to do this again unless you have moved address recently. The last day to apply to register to vote for the parliamentary election is Monday 22 May. "There is no doubt that organising and running an election with just over six weeks' notice was challenging for the chief electoral officer and her staff, but we are pleased to report today that overall the assembly election was well-run", said Ms Watt.


U.S. risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group

U.S. risks rupture by supporting Kurdish group

The pair are expected to meet at the White House May 16 and much of the discussion will likely focus on a controversial USA decision to arm a Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units (YPG), which Turkey considers a terrorist group .