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Australia Sleeps Through 'Biggest Ransomware Attack In History'

Microsoft chief Brad Smith said the attack was a sign for individuals, companies and governments to step up their cyber security game. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn (on) their machines on Monday morning", Europol Director Rob Wainwright said. Read More »

Sheriff: Body is missing 8-year-old South Carolina girl


The warrants indicate phone records, witnesses, and Facebook messages prove a relationship existed between Harrington and Ella Lowery. Officers from the Laurinburg Police Department and Wagram Police Department, and Scotland County Sheriff's Office joined Marlboro County in searching Scotland County for a vehicle connected to the case last Thursday, according to Major Ruben Castellon of the Scotland County Sheriff's Office. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn launches Labour's bold general election manifesto

Asked by the BBC whether the manifesto was a programme for spending on public services by raising taxes and borrowing more, he said: "We are proposing a rebalancing of the economy so there are proper levels of investment in infrastructure fairly across the United Kingdom". Read More »

1.2 million adolescents die needlessly each year: World Health Organization report


Many of these deaths could have been avoided with better health services, seat belts, sex education and social support. But in many cases, adolescents who suffer from mental health disorders, substance use or poor nutrition can not obtain critical prevention and care services - either because the services do not exist, or because they do not know about them. Read More »

Code Orange Ozone Advisory Issued For Monday, May 15


With sunshine and warmer temperatures, ground-level ozone values are expected to trend upward beginning Monday afternoon. "On Knozone Action Days, I urge those most vulnerable in our community to take steps to protect their health". Smog is an irritant to the respiratory system and is formed when bright sunlight mixes with emissions from vehicles and small gasoline-powered engines. Read More »

Dayton vetoes more budget bills; no deal in sight


And any potential deal on government spending would hinge on the details of how that money is doled out. The two sides resumed meeting Tuesday morning and were expected to continue meeting on-and-off throughout the day. Table comparing recent budget offers from Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers. "There has been a step here, and that is very important as we move toward the end", Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said. Read More »

S Korea's Moon to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

Moon told Xi during the 40-minute call that he plans to send a special delegation to Beijing for talks on both topics, Moon's office said in a statement. Putin made the comment after Moon said the foremost task to boost cooperation between the two countries was to strengthen strategic bilateral communication to find a solution to curb North Korea's nuclear threat, the Blue House said in a statement. Read More »

One of Britain's Most Notorious Killers Is Dead

Keith died after leaving his home in Chorlton-on-Medlock in Manchester on June 16 1964. She gave police information which helped them find at least one of the bodies. In 1987 Brady finally confessed to the murders of Pauline Reade and Keith Bennett but he was never tried for the crimes. At the trial of the two child killers, her cries reduced the judge, jury, courtroom spectators and even hardened police officers to tears. Read More »

Microsoft's president blames NSA for WannaCry attack

In Britain, many hospitals and clinics that are part of the country's national health service were still having computer problems. The latest ransomware spread across some university, business and government networks because of several factors, the New York Times reports . Read More »

NHS Fife systems "repaired" after cyber attack


After taking computers over, the virus displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. Meanwhile Europol's chief told the BBC the ransomware was created to allow "infection of one computer to quickly spread across the networks", adding: "That's why we're seeing these numbers increasing all the time". Read More »

Operations and appointments cancelled at some Yorkshire hospitals — NHS cyber attacks

Telefónica: Spanish authorities confirmed the Spanish telecom company Telefónica was one of the targets, though the attack affected only some computers and did not compromise the security of clients' information. In the U.S., FedEx Corp. reported that its Windows computers were "experiencing interference" from malware, but wouldn't say if it had been hit by ransomware. Read More »

Clapper: 'Our Institutions Are Under Assault' By President Trump

Trump went on to tell Holt that the Russian Federation investigation "should have been over with a long time ago" and that Comey's continued focus on Russian Federation showed "he's the wrong man for that position" as FBI director. Warner said he would "absolutely" want the Senate to subpoena the White House to produce any recordings made by the Trump administration that are relevant to the Comey firing or the Russian Federation matter. Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon urges voters to give her sway in Brexit negotiations


Sturgeon told BBC Radio Scotland: "I'm not in charge of the Brexit process, I do not know exactly what timescale that is going to follow or how that will unfold". Scotland must have a choice on independence at the end of Britain's divorce with the European Union when the exit terms are clear, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday. Read More »

Click It or Ticket campaign coming to Beatrice


The danger is that being a safe, confident driver won't make a difference if a crash happens and the person isn't buckled up. "Getting people to wear their seat belts every time they get in a vehicle will help reduce the rising number of deaths we have seen on our roads in the last two years", Hayes said. Read More »

Substitute press briefer Sarah Huckabee Sanders struggles with impossible job

Sanders was responding to a question from ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl, who suggested that Vice President Mike Pence was left "in the dark" regarding President Donald Trump's decision to fire Comey. we are here first thing in the morning to late at night everyday answering your questions on a variety of subjects throughout issues that are happening in the government. Read More »

Trusts sent fix that would have protected them — NHS Digital


The latest count is over 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, and those victims, many of those will be businesses, including large corporations. The security researcher, who goes by the handle of MalwareTech (MT), was hailed an "accidental hero" for discovering the WannaCry virus' kill switch. Read More »

Trump's National Security Advisor: WannaCry Attack 'Under Control'


However, Microsoft President Brad Smith said in a blog post Sunday that the "stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments" is a huge issue. With this extortionist "ransomware", hackers blocked access to files by encrypting the data, which can be decrypted only once they are paid a ransom in bitcoins. Read More »

UN Security Council vows sanctions over North Korea missile test

Why fire the missile at such a high altitude? Moon is widely expected to seek engagement with North Korea to improve long-strained ties, but Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs are limiting his leeway for reconciliatory policies. THAAD anti-missile system, whose deployment in the South has infuriated China. The reclusive North, which has defied all calls to rein in its weapons programmes, even from its lone major ally, China, has been working on a missile, mounted with a nuclear ... Read More »