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Panic as hackers attack 45000 computers in 99 countries

The health service faces a weekend of backlog after a debilitating cyber attack prompted hospitals to cancel and delay treatment for patients across the country on Friday. China's information security watchdog said "a portion" of Windows systems users in the country were infected, according to a notice posted on the official Weibo page of the Beijing branch of the Public Security Bureau on Saturday. Read More »

Students choose NDP in mock election


That happened even though Clark spent $15 million in taxpayer dollars on partisan government advertising wrongly promoting the B.C. Liberals and having the most heavily corporately funded political party in Canada, raising over $12 million in 2016. Read More »

UK's health system recovers from cyber attack

Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain's crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, at a meeting of world leaders in Italy, said the attack was a reminder of the importance of cybersecurity. Xinhua state news agency said some secondary schools and universities were hit. Read More »

Donald Trump was ready to fire James Comey on entering White House

CNN said Comey is "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter. There was some talk as Trump took office that his administration would do things differently and cut back on press access. "So I don't know if there was collusion or not", said Clapper. Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. "We can make a fast decision", Mr. Read More »

Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Hits Democratic Republic of the Congo

The last outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was in 2014 and killed more than 40 people. "I encourage to public to work with the health authorities and take the necessary preventive measures to protect their health". "The case is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky", WHO Spokesman Eric Kabambi told Sky News. BBC noted that the DRC has faced several outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in the past and successfully contained the spread of the infection. Read More »

Trump eyes 'fast decision' on Federal Bureau of Investigation director as interviews begin

The president also got in on the act of contradicting his own communications team's messaging, telling NBC News that had already made a decision to dismiss Comey when he met on Monday with the top two officials from the Justice Department. Ms Fisher and Ms Townsend were the only women on the list of candidates. Particularly eyebrow-raising was Trump's assertion that he had received three separate assurances from the FBI director that he is not now under investigation by the bureau. Read More »

Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

Speaking Saturday after an emergency government meeting in London , Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48 out of 248 NHS organizations were affected by the largest-ever cyberextortion attack, though "most of them are back to the normal course of business". Read More »

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

However, he assured the public that his ministry was taking all necessary steps to respond promptly and effectively to the new outbreak. So it is likely to decrease as the vaccine is used over time. Seth Berkley, Gavi CEO, said in a statement . But 23 cases occurred among those in a control group whose vaccination had been delayed. Final results from the trial published in The Lancet released last December showed the experimental vaccine offered protection against the virus and would ... Read More »

World Health Organization confirms Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The health ministry also reported a "lab-confirmed" case on Twitter . Prior to the new Ebola case, the Canadian government already had an advisory warning against all non-essential travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo "because of the current political and security situation". Read More »

Townsend excited by Japan challenge

Aside form the cultural idiosyncrasies, the first World Cup to be staged outside a top tier rugby nation will also pose challenges in climate that will divide the tournament into two distinct sections requiring an adaptable game plan. Ireland will be favourites to win Pool A as they set about trying to improve a World Cup record that has never seen them progress beyond the quarter-finals. Read More »

UK Struggles to Restore Hospital Computer Systems after Global Cyberattack

What about elsewhere in the world? Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post: "We are now seeing more than 75,000 99 countries". No NHS Trusts reported paying a ransom or informed law enforcement of the attacks; all preferred to deal with the attacks internally, said SentinelOne, which received responses from 94 of 129 NHS Trusts. Read More »

Arsenal v Southampton: Arsene Wenger reveals what impressed him most about win


Arsenal is making a traditional late-season charge in a bid to seal a top-four finish, with this fourth win in its last five league games lifting Wenger's side above Manchester United and into fifth place. In a game full of positives for the visitors, there was even a cameo appearance from Aaron Ramsey, who had been surprisingly dropped to the bench after impressing against Southampton. Read More »

Lighting the way to improve mental health


We need to educate ourselves about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. She and others fear that early, effective intervention and low-priced treatments for people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse may become a thing of the past under the Republican plan. Read More »

"Yarn Bombing" to Raise Awareness for Mental Health


I have found it can be quite the battle. Will I have to be on medication all of my life? This year MHA is talking about "Risky Business". We have a lot of creative people who come up the funding for our programs. It all depends on the circumstances. "There are practical things that young people can do to help them through the hard times at school, college or university". Read More »

Attorney general sparks fear with push for harsh sentences


But any exceptions will need to be approved by top supervisors, and the reasons must be documented, allowing the Justice Department to track the handling of such cases by its 94 US attorney's offices. "It's still going to boil down to the discretion of the prosecutor", said Peter Vaira, a former USA attorney in Philadelphia. Though Holder did say that prosecutors ordinarily should charge the most serious offense, he instructed them to do an "individualized assessment" of the ... Read More »

Home Secretary confirms patient data is secure in NHS hack

According to a report by the Guardian , security researchers with Kaspersky Lab have recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 99 countries, including the UK, Russia, Ukraine, India, China, Italy, and Egypt. Ransomware attacks are on the rise around the world. He said the affected computers likely had not applied the Microsoft patch or were running old operating systems for which no patch was available. Read More »

Cyberattack strikes 99 countries across Europe, Asia

But computers and networks that haven't updated their systems are at risk. In Asia, some hospitals, schools, universities and other institutions were affected, although the full extent of the damage is not yet known because it is the weekend. Read More »

Americans hang up on landlines


More than seven in ten adults aged 25-29 (72.7%) and aged 30-34 (71.0%) lived in households with only wireless telephones. Just 10 years ago, only about 15 percent of households were wireless only. "There certainly is something about giving up a landline that appeals to the same people who may engage in risky behavior". Similar to how people are dropping traditional cable TV services to cut costs, going cellphone-only is a part of the rising cord-cutting movement. Read More »

WB: TMC allegedly hijacks Naxalbari couple who offered lunch to Amit Shah


Shah said that if Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal really wanted to understand the reasons for their victory, he should forget attacking EVMs and should only meet booth-level workers of the BJP. BJP had filed an FIR against Trinamool Congress for kidnapping the couple and have brought out a protest procession. They were missing since Tuesday night. Read More »

Tech falls to Texas, Oklahoma in Big 12 Tournament


In shutting out the Longhorns and Red Raiders over a combined 14 innings, Patty Gasso's defending national champions and 10-time Big 12 champion Sooners extended their scoreless-innings streak to 24. Coupled with a three-game sweep in Austin earlier this year, OU beat Texas four times in the same season for the second time in program history (2000). Read More »

Cyber attack disrupting British NHS was global: Theresa May

As the malware that affected the National Health Service (NHS) England hospitals continues to spread across various parts of the world, Kaspersky Lab, a cybersecurity company based in Moscow, has published a blog post in which it estimates that 45,000 attacks have been carried out in 74 countries, mostly in Russian Federation. Read More »

Automaker Nissan's United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

He had highlighted an incident at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge where a nurse clicked on a malicious link and malware infected her computer and started to encrypt sensitive files. Ransomware is a type of malware that essentially takes over a computer and prevents users from accessing data on the computer until a ransom is paid, he said. Read More »