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World braces for more cyberattacks

And while Microsoft said it had already released a security update to patch the vulnerability one month earlier, the sequence of events fed speculation that the NSA hadn't told the USA tech giant about the security risk until after it had been stolen. Read More »

China Increases Spending on the Silk Road


The inclusive tone of China's Belt and Road push stands in stark contrast to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, a regional trade pact involving Pacific Rim countries but excluding China. Read More »

Cambodia to benefit from China-proposed Belt-Road initiative: scholar


What kind of dialogue is a meaningful dialogue. "What kind of a positive attitude the spokesman wants China to have?" The billionaire head of Wanda Group, who was the most prominent Chinese businessman at the Belt and Road Forum (BRF), has said that his group has ambitious plans for India, India Today reported. Read More »

India gives China's 'One Belt One Road' summit a deliberate miss


No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity". Both are major funding sources for the new trade route. India is one notable holdout. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been the bone of contention between India and China since it was ideated. "He (Xi) is very anxious to move as early as possible to take advantage of the vacuum created by Donald Trump and show that China has the capacity to be a rule maker", China political ... Read More »

Ransomware attacks in 150 countries


Microsoft's chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote a blog post on Sunday warning about continued government surveillance practices. Exploits in the hands of governments have repeatedly leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage, wrote Smith, who compared the leaks of Central Intelligence Agency and NSA vulnerabilities to the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. Read More »

Cyber attack a wake up call


You may not have been impacted by WannaCry, but that doesn't mean you don't need to worry about ransomware attacks and other cyber crimes in the future. It also blamed governments for storing these viruses in places where they could be accessed by criminals. But from each patient zero the software then spread through computer networks by itself. Read More »

U.S. should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says

Hackers hijacked computers, locking users out of their data unless they paid a ransom in Bitcoins, nearly impossible to trace. The number of organizations hit by Friday's massive global "WannaCry" cyberattack reached 200,000 targets in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency reported , according to Al Jazeera . Read More »

Cornyn says he won't be Federal Bureau of Investigation director


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed at another historically black university. John Cornyn , the second-ranking Republican in the US Senate, is among the four people slated to be interviewed by the Justice Department to be the FBI's new director in the wake of James Comey's ouster, Politico and the Washington Post report . Read More »

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries


In the US, for instance, the federal government relies on legacy systems, spending $60 billion each year to maintain old technology, while spending just $20 billion on modernization. In Britain, whose health service was among the first high-profile targets of the online extortion scheme, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said "we have not seen a second wave of attacks". Read More »

Ligue 1: Monaco quasi au paradis, suspense en bas du classement


Monaco champion à 99,99 % C'est fini pour Paris. Mais trois autres curiosités peuvent être relevées. La Ligue 1 vit décidément une période dorée au plan statistique. L'ASM a marqué 98 fois durant ses 36 premières sorties de championnat. Face à Monaco , Stéphane Ruffier pourrait disputer l'avant-dernier match sous le maillot des Verts. Read More »

Torch-wielding protesters rally against removal of Confederate statue

Over 100 people gathered at a local park in Virginia to protest the removal of Confederate-era statues by burning torches and shouting controversial chants . This is exactly what happened at Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA. In recent years, a string of US Southern states have moved Confederate-era monuments to museums, an effort that intensified after a white supremacist killed nine black people in a SC church in June 2015. Read More »

French Ex-PM Valls offers to back Macron in June polls


Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia had joined Muslim and Christian leaders in endorsing Macron against Le Pen. Unknown to voters before his turbulent 2014-16 tenure as France's pro-business economy minister, Macron took a giant gamble by quitting Socialist President Francois Hollande's government to run as an independent in his first campaign. Read More »

At least one Australian firm hit by global cyber attack


Although experts had voiced fears that a second wave of attacks could strike systems on Monday, the British authorities said this appeared to have been avoided. The UK's leading eye health service provider has so far escaped unscathed from a cyber attack that brought large sections of the NHS to a halt last week. Read More »

White House insists Trump's disclosures 'wholly appropriate'

Trump repeatedly called during his campaign for improved United States relations with Russian Federation, damaged by years of disagreement over Russia's role in Ukraine and its backing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "He wasn't briefed on the source and method of the information either". The two top Republicans in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, were muted in their response to Trump giving information to Russian Federation. Read More »

Eight Aussie companies hit in global cyber attack

How many countries were affected? Cyber security expert Ollie Taylor told Premier cyber attacks have become more sophisticated, explaining: "It's now possible to take advantage of existing connectivity between computers in business networks and, in this case, it's relating to file-sharing technology that's built into the operating system". Read More »

Explaining Comey's firing challenges White House advisers


This was contradicted by Mr Trump on Thursday , when he told NBC News he had planned to fire Mr Comey regardless of Mr Rosenstein's recommendation. Because: first, Trump does not say there are tapes. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now, John, separately, another issue that's come up in all this back and forth that we just heard from Lisa has to do with the White House press briefing, and the president had something interesting to say about that today. Read More »

Log in, look out: cyberattack could grow Monday

Public sector agencies also have a luxury in the form of highly-skilled government experts from the likes of the National Cyber Security Centre who are available to ensure that critical services, such as the NHS , are kept operational. The ransomware is allowing hackers to take complete access of the device and block the user out. Consequently, Microsoft should investigate the unsafe flaw in its system. Read More »

Did Trump Ask FBI to End Investigation Into Flynn?

The Trump administration says the report is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between Trump and Comey. He told CNN: "But, if indeed the president tried to tell the director of the FBI, who worked for him, that he should drop an investigation-whether it was Michael Flynn or some investigation that had nothing to do with Russian Federation or politics or the election-that's a very serious matter". Read More »

New ransomware attacks may hit today, experts say


In the Republic, the Health Service Executive (HSE) cut its network off from external communications as a precaution. The spokesman added: 'This attack highlights the increasing threat posed by cyber-crime. "We have been concerned for some time". Dame Fiona and the Care Quality Commission wrote to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to highlight a "lack of understanding of security issues", according to the newspaper, and that "the external cyber threat is becoming a bigger consideration". Read More »

How To Protect Yourself From WannaCry Ransomware?

Did you pay a ransom to restore your encrypted files? Deutsche Bahn: The German railway company told CNNMoney that due to the attack "passenger information displays in some stations were inoperative" as were "some ticket machines". US-CERT stressed the vulnerabilities that unpatched and outdated IT infrastructure systems may expose. It also said: "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". Read More »

Trump asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

He also referenced the president's recent suggestion that conversations with the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director may have been secretly recorded . Texas congressional Democrats were enraged with the Post report, which multiple news organizations also confirmed. Trump has faced continued criticism for not firing Flynn immediately after Yates issued her warning, with many opponents alleging that he wouldn't have acted if the media hadn't brought Yates' warning to light. Read More »

New era in BC politics

Not surprisingly, a B.C. election with what many believed had no single polarizing issue left the province in a near dead heat between the BC Liberals and NDP, with the BC Greens bumping their seats to three and playing the role of potential majority spoiler. Read More »

GOP Health Plan Doesn't Address the Biggest Health Care Problems

Quinnipiac University is out with polling showing the health care bill and the president's approach to the issue underwater. The president suffered a negative 10-point swing in late March after House GOP leaders pulled a previous version of the AHCA in the face of widespread opposition among its members. Read More »

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning today about the state of the USA government after President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks U.S. He promised he would tolerate no interference from the White House and would not provide the administration with updates on its progress. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter. Read More »

Things to Know About the 'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack


The Daily Caller News Foundation talked to several tech experts about how to better protect people and institutions from cyber attacks and nefarious hackers. China appeared over the weekend to have been particularly vulnerable, raising worries about how well the world's second largest economy would cope when it opened for business on Monday. Read More »

The BIG Ransomware Attack that Could Have Been Avoided!


What is WannaCry - also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry? Theft of the software was reported in April, when it was published by the Shadow Brokers, a group that has been linked to Russian Federation. Normally, such patches are reserved for organizations willing to pay for extended support. Now they are asking anything between Rs. 19,000 to Rs. Read More »

Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call


Experts said India is vulnerable as a large number of computers in the country run the Microsoft's older operating systems like XP, and have not been updated yet. Deutsche Bahn: The German railway company told CNNMoney that due to the attack "passenger information displays in some stations were inoperative" as were "some ticket machines". Read More »

Trump asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation


The day after that Comey met with Trump in the Oval Office and wrote a memo to record the meeting because he was uneasy about the president's request, according to a person who was given a copy of the document. The New York Times said that during the Oval Office meeting, Trump condemned a series of government leaks to the news media and said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should consider prosecuting reporters for publishing classified information. Read More »

Manning makes statement on release

Army, but she won't be paid a salary and it's highly unlikely that she will be called to serve. Former president Barack Obama commuted the transgender soldier's sentence in his final days in the White House, outraging Republicans including Donald Trump , who has described her as an " ungrateful traitor ". Read More »

White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers


During a signing ceremony earlier in the day, Trump issued a proclamation recognizing officer deaths, and calling on the Department of Justice to "develop a strategy to better prevent and prosecute crimes of violence against our federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers". Read More »

Lessons from the global cyberattack


Here's what you need to know. A United Kingdom -based security researcher who goes by the name MalwareTech put a stop to the spread of WannaCry on Friday by registering a domain name he discovered in the ransomware's code. A researcher at Proofpoint, Darien Huss, first discovered MalwareTech's sinkhole was stopping the spread of the malware. When his website started getting hits from the malicious software, MalwareTech told ABC News he anxious he'd triggered the program to do something ... Read More »