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Evidence points to North Korea in global ransomware attack

The US also wants to extend sanctions to countries supporting North Korea as a way to halt the flouting of existing United Nations sanctions on the country. Indeed, some current Iranian missiles are based on North Korean weaponry. Top officials, who once described North Korea as a "second tier" adversary with more intent than capability, now refer to it as an "increasingly grave" threat bent on demonstrating that the United States will soon be within its military reach. Read More »

Syrian Kurds plan drive on ISIS hub

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Our only hope is that Erdoğan makes it up with Trump by then. Now, the only question is, how far do Trump and Erdogan extend, realizing their geostrategic ambitions? Well, the announcement was made. Turks took this with a grain of salt. Note that Tillerson visited Turkey in late March and McMasters (and reportedly Trump) received Turkey's Chief of the General Staff, Intel Chief, and senior Presidential advisor/spokesperson last week - certainly the increased support for the YPG was ... Read More »

Most Famous Cyberattacks of All Time

According to the experts, the virus exploits the vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system to gain control of the computers. The attack has hit companies from Russian Federation to Australia. In this case, after it learned of the leak, the NSA warned Microsoft and other companies, the official said. In India, authorities were on high alert for news of malfunctioning computers after Kapersky Lab's warning. Read More »

Trump Says New FBI Director Could Be Named Next Week

The firing of James Comey has come under huge scrutiny as FBI is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. "I mean, he gave her a free pass like nobody's ever, ever gotten a free pass", Trump said, referring to the FBI declaring it found no new evidence against Clinton after reopening its investigation of her private email server, adding, "they should have liked him". Read More »

Comey may get chance to publicly defend name against Trump

As you know, I have the decision to make, and I have to make the decision. He agrees that I have the absolute right to do it. Donald Trump used to tape conversations and meetings in his Trump Tower offices prior to becoming President, according to three unnamed high-ranking former employees. Read More »

China's Xi appeals to foreign leaders for freer trade

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is planned to create connections among regional waterways. In this way, OBOR is similar to Britain's colonial trade routes, used to take natural resources from its outposts as well as ship finished goods back to its colonial subjects, Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden at the China Africa podcast have observed. Read More »

DOJ reversal on drug prosecutions will fuel mass incarceration, undermine public safety

Mr Sessions advised that all criminals be charged with the "most serious, readily provable offence", or whichever crime has the longest sentence. Sessions noted that "there will be circumstances in which good judgment would lead a prosecutor to conclude that a strict application" of the policy is not warranted, but that any exceptions must first be approved by a USA attorney, assistant attorney general, or a designated supervisor. Read More »

Australia and New Zealand largely escape global cyber attack

Patients were being turned away from the Royal London Hospital yesterday amid delays in treatment and medication because staff had been warned not to use the computers. More than 200,000 systems in 150 countries have reportedly been affected, including British hospitals and Germany's national railway. "There are some rules and some policy that can be introduced where everybody knows how the government is going to handle these certain situations", said Greg Martin, CEO of San Francisco ... Read More »

Cyberattack pulls the plug on British hospitals

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In China, the malware affected computers at "several" unspecified government departments, the country's Cyberspace Administration said on its WeChat blog Monday. Healthcare data breach can be deadly, and there can be more risk than just money. Experts say this vulnerability has been understood among experts for months, yet too many groups failed to take it seriously. Read More »

Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

They don't overreact; everyone knows the president puts out his own messages. "All I want is for Comey to be honest". I'm sure he will be. Trump's comments immediately evoked comparisons to former President Richard Nixon, who secretly taped conversations in the White House during the Watergate scandal of the 1970s. Read More »

Patients asked to use services 'wisely — NHS cyber-attack

The virus has hit at least 150 countries and claimed 200,000 victims, according to the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol. It is not known how the attack has affected GP surgeries, which are due to open as usual today. Following the alert, the Gujarat government began equipping its state computer systems with anti-virus softwares and upgrading its Microsoft operating systems. Read More »

Moto X 2017 - Latest Motorola Smartphone

The Moto C Plus features a 5-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution display and is powered by a more powerful 64-bit MediaTek MT6737 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. Moto C Plus , when compared to Moto C , has a larger display , more advanced camera and a much greater battery life. Moto C Plus supports 4G LTE to give an added advantage over Moto C. Read More »

Trump threatens to cancel briefings for 'sake of accuracy'

Former FBI Director James Comey was heading that investigation, so does firing him put the president in legal jeopardy? Shortly after the interview aired, the New York Times-citing people close to Comey-published a bombshell report that Trump had "demanded" loyalty from Comey during a private dinner shortly after taking office. Read More »

Tumultuous week puts Trump presidency on perilous path

Amid conflicting accounts of the Comey firing, Trump also suggested canceling White House news briefings and said it may be better to provide written responses to questions . "If Comey went along with that, he acted inappropriately too, even though I doubt that is what happened". LISA DESJARDINS: Pence was referencing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Conservatives take control of Warwickshire Council

Labour, which has lost control of Glasgow as well as Bridgend and Blaenau Gwent, said it was "disappointing" five weeks before the general election. We lost seats but we are closing the gap on the Conservatives . The more serious Conservative activists also urge caution. "We know we ahve worked really hard, we have done an open and honest campaign It is not for a lack of a credible policies". Read More »

Family: Pledge who died after hazing treated like 'roadkill'

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While events like these seem to make the case for banning Greek life entirely, proponents argue that there are still benefits to joining a fraternity, including friendships and career connections that can and often do last a lifetime. They let us go in and see him. "They killed him", he said. "We held his hand". They need to get the hazing under control, and if we can't go at least one year without a hazing death , then the Greek system should end. Read More »

Flags fly at half-staff in state for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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And our Nation's Capital is better for you being here. He also thanked officers for fighting crime every day and forging strong ties with citizens. It honors officers nationwide who have lost their lives in the line of duty. "This all began back in the mid-1960's", he said, "when there was a lot of civil rights unrest, and President Kennedy established a special law enforcement day". Read More »

Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks

For example, the hackers could have lowered the ransom price to $10, making it cheap for anyone to pay. "Someone at the other end of the connection", Hickey said . and French carmaker Renault all reporting disruptions. Megafon: A spokesperson for Russian telecommunications company Megafon told CNN that the cyberattack affected call centers but not the company's networks. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done for Game 1

Rallying from a 20-point halftime deficit, the third-biggest comeback in National Basketball Association playoff history, the Warriors got a game-high 40 points from Stephen Curry and 34 from Kevin Durant . If he then swings them wildly to clear space and winds up hitting an opponent, I don't know whether or not he did that on goal. San Antonio led 90-81 heading into the fourth quarter but were without the services of Leonard. Read More »

IT systems at Peterborough GP surgeries shut-down after NHS cyber-attack

An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the USA military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. "Talk about a wake-up call", Hypponen said . Jace Tyrrell, chief executive of the New West End Company, which speaks for hundreds of traders on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, said: "We are working closely with partners, including the Metropolitan Police, to review our resilience and update guidance to businesses". Read More »

White House: 'No Need' for Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe

Trump's firing of Comey already has left him with the dubious distinction of being the first president since Nixon to fire a law enforcement official overseeing an investigation tied to the White House. He cited the director's handling of the FBI investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails but Democrats said the real reason was the separate investigation into Trump allies' links with Russian Federation. Read More »

Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

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!" He told BBC News that he had been briefed on Monday morning by GCHQ and the National Security Cyber Centre, after he had been accused of not discussing the subject or giving comments to reporters over the weekend. Read More »

New French prime minister took job because of 'unique' situation

She held out the possibility of deep reform to the 19-nation eurozone if it is deemed necessary, saying she's prepared to talk about changes to the European Union treaties - a cumbersome and politically risky process. Cazeneuve, a Socialist, and Philippe, from the mainstream-right Republicans party, shook hands warmly. But not everyone was pleased with Philippe's announcement. Read More »

Hunt: No second wave of cyber attacks

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital has a reduced x-ray service after damage caused by Friday's attack. "It was clear warnings were given to hospital trusts but this is not something that focused on attacking the NHS here in the United Kingdom". Read More »

Trump Doubles Down on Suggestion to Cancel Press Briefings

It's an abuse of power. "We have not heard from former director Comey what his side of that story is and so I am not going to endorse the president's version of the truth", Racine said. When Trump then pressed for "honest loyalty", Comey told him, "You will have that", the associates said. On Thursday, Trump told NBC he knew he ran the risk that by firing Comey he would "confuse people" and "lengthen out the investigation" into ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Blood tests "unavailable" at four hospitals after NHS cyber attack

A spokesperson for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group said; "Locally, the NHS has continued to treat patients throughout the weekend". "There's this massive cybersecurity crisis that's been unfolding". "None of our local hospitals were directly affected by the cyber-attack, although a number of precautionary actions were put in place over the weekend". Read More »

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

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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 »