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Australian business affected by global cyberattack, says Federal Government

This has given rise to a new breed of security technologies created to make it safe for employees to do their work without worrying about being tricked into enabling a damaging cyber attack. "So this question should be discussed immediately on a serious political level and a defence needs to be worked out from such phenomena". "This guidance was also reissued on Friday following the emergence of this issue". Read More »

18 fraternity brothers face hundreds of charges in Penn State hazing death


Ryan McCann called almost 12 hours after Piazza's first fall, and did not mention the fall to the operator - only that alcohol was involved. "No parent should have to deal with this", said Jim Piazza, Timothy's father. Investigators say messages can't be recovered after they are deleted on Group Me. Mr Piazza, a second-year engineer student from Lebanon, New Jersey, attended a pledge initiation ritual on 2 February. Read More »

What you need to know about North Korea's missile test

The isolated North Korea on Monday said the launch on the previous day was aimed at verifying its capability to carry a "large scale heavy nuclear warhead". Jin Meihua, from the Northeast Asia Research Centre in Jilin province, said: "North Korea must have somehow prepared for possible further sanctions before this latest test". Read More »

Donald Trump, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan face crisis in first meeting


As Putin was diplomatically teasing both Turkey and the U.S., Erdoğan had already left Beijing for Washington for his May 16 appointment with Trump. According to the U.S. Although, in deference to Turkey, U.S. commanders have refrained until now from directly arming the YPG, they say the urgency and magnitude of the Raqqa offensive gives them no choice. Read More »

200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol

Lynne Owens, director-general of Britain's National Crime Agency, said there was no indication of a second surge in the cyberattack but warned, "That doesn't mean there won't be one". The NHS has come in for particular criticism about the consequences of the attack because they new about the risks and had been warned repeatedly to take steps to protect their networks and computers. Read More »

FBI row: Trump warns Comey over leaks to media

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied that President Donald Trump's tweet - warning fired FBI Director James Comey about leaks of their conversations - was a "threat". Though Trump had the authority to fire Comey , theoretically he could violate the law if the firing was carried out with corrupt intentions. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation needs protection from White House

United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of interference in the election aimed at tilting the vote in Trump's favour. Fearful that his own team would leak the decision, Trump kept key staff in the dark as he pondered the dramatic move. "Very simple. He wasn't doing a good job". Read More »

Police warn: If you're hit by cyberattack, don't pay the ransom

Israel has not reacted to the stories that claimed who was behind that cyber attack, but the Iranians had to confirm that the "worm" was very effective in slowing down their nuclear program. Available to buy starting at £33 online (excluding Value-Added Tax, for a year's subscription covering 1 PC) - that's around $43, AU$57 - it provides you with tools to protect your business computers, email accounts and network from threats such as ransomware, spam and phishing. Read More »

Europol warns global cyberattack could escalate

He said government agencies had stepped up security as "multiple waves of attack were expected". The government is advising Australians to back up their data and update Windows operating systems. A security update - or patch - was released by Microsoft in March to protect against the virus, but it appears many NHS organisations had not applied it or were using an older version of the operating system no longer supported - namely Windows XP. Read More »

Trump refuses to commit to Sean Spicer when pressed by Fox News


As for Mr. Trump's comments about "tapes" of Comey, Mr. Trump said "I can't talk about that". Spicer wasn't around for the immediate aftermath of the Comey firing, as he was on Naval Reserve duty on Wednesday and Thursday. Wallace went on to question why the president, his White House staff and his own letter of termination to former FBI Director James Comey have all given conflicting statements as to why Comey was let go. Read More »

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missiles tests

North Korean officials claim the recent launch is proof that the nation is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead that could possibly reach the US or its allies. But the country has never carried out test flights of those rockets' military versions. China might support a new round of United Nations sanctions against North Korea after Pyongyang launched another missile test just hours before Beijing held its biggest diplomatic event of the year, the belt and road forum, observers said. Read More »

Honor Mom on her day


This year Mother's Day date is May 14. "It's a 24-hour job", explained Christy Savage of Vestavia Hills. They had recently gone to Japan together as well, and they both mean a lot to me. And to those daughters and sons, cherish your time with her and take time out to celebrate Sunday. "So how about another one?" she said, throwing her hands up. Read More »

Trump on Comey's firing: There's 'no right time to do it'

Trump's claim that it is for the sake of "accuracy", is simply a convenient misdirection. "A new press secretary was born today", a white house correspondent remarked loudly walking out of the briefing room. Steve Cohen tweeted . But even if Trump finally got rid of Spicer, Sanders's father, Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee*, says she doesn't even want the gig. Read More »

Hyperbole from the White House on James Comey's "atrocities"

During an interview with Fox News' Jeanine Pirro on Friday, Trump complained about the news media: "They get free ratings because of me, and yet they don't treat us well", said Trump. Now that Trump is president, there is no possible responsible way for serious journalists to behave as if Trump is their partner. "I think let them just do it - they've been doing it for a very long time ". Read More »

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for govts

All told, several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software responsible for tens of thousands of attacks in more than 60 countries, including the United States, though its effects in the USA did not appear to be widespread, at least in the initial hours. Read More »

McKinley Explains Vote for American Health Care Act

Others have discussed adding protections for those with pre-existing conditions. "And right now, in part, it's a fight to just try to get in the door". After Trumpcare fails, Senate Republicans are going to be looking to make a deal with Democrats to get a health care bill passed. Members of Congress love to say that states should be able to come up with their own plan that works for the citizens of their state, that they will be innovative and take a better look at providing care. Read More »

Penguins knot series with 1-0 Game 2 victory over Senators


Penguins fans, take heart. The star centre had 11 points in seven games prior to the injury, whereas in the five games since he has scored no goals and has only three assists. These struggles are nothing new, unfortunately. It is a game played in the mud and it has carried them into the middle of May. That's a significant improvement from Saturday, when the Senators were on the hook for five penalty kills. Read More »

Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Update for Wanacrypt Ransomware

Two employees at St Bartholomew's Hospital, which is part of Barts Health, told AFP that all the computers in the hospital had been turned off. Those infected are asked for a payment of $300 in order to decrypt the files on their PCs. Companies and institutions are often slow to update their computers because it can screw up internal software that is built to work with a certain version of Windows. Read More »

New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided, says Europol

Organizations and networks worldwide have since Friday been dealing with the fallout of massive ransomware attack that exploited a hole in PCs running Microsoft Windows that haven't been updated . After announcing "no incidents", the Cabinet's Department of Cyber Security on Saturday urged the public not to open any unknown e-mails or links to protect their computers from infection. Read More »

North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Within North Korea's existing operational arsenal are the Hwasong-5 and 6, Rodong, and Musudan missiles. The meeting comes as Beijing has levied unofficial sanctions against Korea for its deployment of the US -led Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system under the last administration, which Beijing says is a threat to its security interests. Read More »

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

Every British government department's computer system is vulnerable, the former head of the civil service, Sir Bob Kerslake, says. The broad based ransomware attack has appeared in at least eight Asian nations, a dozen countries in Europe, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates and Argentina and appears to be sweeping around the globe, researchers said. Read More »

Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments

A Windows vulnerability theft from the NSA last month has been directly tied to WannaCry. 'There has been a report to the Australian Cyber Security centre of one instance of what we believe could be this ransomware, ' she told reporters in Cairns. Read More »

Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty -Fox News

As Krishnamoorthi correctly points out, there have been "varied and divergent statements" coming from the Trump White House regarding the firings of both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey. "You have members of the law enforcement community that have an ability not only to communicate directly to the public, but also to communicate to members of Congress - and the oversight committees", said Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist and former public ... Read More »

Donald Trump Says James Comey 'Should Have Never Exonerated' Hillary Clinton

I think as well our institutions are under assault internally, " Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union ". Tapper asked Clapper if "internally" indicated Trump. Concern about his "tapes" tweet prompted two House Democrats, John Conyers Jr . and Elijah E. Cummings , to request the release of any such recordings of conversations. Read More »

Trump and Erdogan to work toward finding Syria consensus

Moreover, statistics published by the YPG itself indicate that more than 50 percent of the Kurds fighting in the ranks of the YPG against ISIS are Kurds from Turkey. A second hot potato for the meeting at the White House is the Ankara's demand from the US temporary arrest and extradition of Fethullah Gulen , the self-exiled Islamic cleric in Pennsylvania who is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding failed coup attempt on July 15. Read More »

Attack should be wake-up call for govts

In Japan, companies such as Hitachi and Nissan reported problems but said their operations had not been seriously affected. When the ransomware takes over a computer, the attackers are pretty explicit in their demands, Segura said. Ransom gets its name because this type of software holds your files or devices for ransom, often asking for payment in exchange for returning control of your device. Read More »

Putin: Russia Sees No Need to Arm the Kurds in Syria


According to the White House, Trump and Erdogan are expected to "discuss how to further strengthen our bilateral relationship and deepen our cooperation to confront terrorism in all its forms". STEIN: Yeah, it's the fundamental problem where you're trying to manage U.S. -Turkey relations while trying to run a war in Syria . On the other hand, it depends on what he wants from Trump and Washington. Read More »

UK Conservatives gain in local elections; Labour, UKIP sink

Tory candidate Ben Houchen won the Tees Valley mayoral race by more than 2,000 votes after a run-off against Labour's Sue Jeffrey. For Ukip, it was an unqualified disaster, which could herald the end of the anti-EU party, which now has no MPs and a handful of councillors and will have no MEPs after Brexit. Read More »

S. Korea's Moon sworn in, says willing to go to North

Ahead of the swearing-in, Moon met leading lawmakers of Park's Liberty Korea party - which has repeatedly accused him of being a Pyongyang sympathiser - to "beg" for their cooperation. North Korea last week accused the Central Intelligence Agency of plotting with the South to assassinate Kim using a biochemical weapon, an allegation impossible to verify - and following the killing of his half-brother Kim Jong-Nam in Malaysia with a banned nerve agent, a murder widely blamed on Pyongyang. Read More »