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    Amid global ransomware cyberattack analysts point to Ukrainian accounting software
    Jun29

    Amid global ransomware cyberattack analysts point to Ukrainian accounting software

    A number of cybersecurity firm analysts have noted that in this week’s international cyberattack, which has severely affected computer systems in Ukraine, has been linked to the Ukraine-built accounting and finance software MEDoc. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Jun 2017
    Jun29

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Jun 2017

    Vatican treasurer Pell faces sex charges An Australian cardinal, the third most senior figure in the Vatican, has denied any wrongdoing after being charged with multiple sexual offences by Melbourne police. Saying he was ill, Cardinal George Pell last year refused to return to Australia to give evidence to a child abuse inquiry and spoke via...

    Bulgaria’s coalition Government  to Table  Amendments to Speed up the Process of Granting Citizenship
    Jun29

    Bulgaria’s coalition Government to Table Amendments to Speed up the Process of Granting Citizenship

    Bulgaria’s coalition government is to table in the National Assembly proposed amendments to the Bulgarians Abroad Act and the Bulgarian Citizenship Act to speed up the process of granting citizenship to applicants from non-EU countries, quoted by the Independent Balkan News Agency. Principal beneficiaries are expected to be those claiming...

    We were warned about Russia – but didn’t listen
    Jun29

    We were warned about Russia – but didn’t listen

    Russia tries to tell its neighbours what to do. Then it gets cross with them for objecting to its interference. That, in a nutshell, is the story of European security since 1991. The latest row with Norway exemplifies this. Norway, it is probably worth pointing out, is hardly an example of—to mimic the Kremlin’s propaganda memes—a historic...

    Germany’s Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Jun28

    Germany’s Gabriel urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODAR, Russia (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU extended Russia sanctions until 2018
    Jun28

    [Ticker] EU extended Russia sanctions until 2018

    Economic sanctions against Russia, introduced in 2014 in response to Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, were prolonged on Wednesday by the EU Council for another six month until 31 January 2018. The sanctions include limiting acces for large Russian state-owned financial institutions to EU capital markets, limitations...

    Governments scramble to respond to global cyberattack
    Jun28

    Governments scramble to respond to global cyberattack

    A second outbreak of ransomware in less than two months highlights how vulnerable Europe remains to cyberattacks, despite repeated commitments by officials to boost cybersecurity. Security experts were working around the clock Wednesday to analyze the ransomware — dubbed NotPetya for its similarities to a previous attackÂ...

    EU extends Russia sanctions through January 2018
    Jun28

    EU extends Russia sanctions through January 2018

    The European Union extended sanctions on Russia by six months on Wednesday, maintaining restrictions on business with Russian energy, defense and financial sectors. The formal extension of the sanctions was passed unanimously by the Council of the EU. As a result of the measures, European businesses cannot borrow or lend money to Russia’s...

    Bulgarian Council of Ministers Approves Draft Agreement on Labour Migration with Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine
    Jun28

    Bulgarian Council of Ministers Approves Draft Agreement on Labour Migration with Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine

    At its regular weekly sitting, the Council of Ministers approved draft agreements on labour migration with Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. After the sitting Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov, who is in charge of Bulgarians abroad, announced that persons wishing to work in Bulgaria for a period of 90 days will now be able to obtain the documents...

    Why have we had to rely on hackers to stop catastrophic ransomware again?
    Jun28

    Why have we had to rely on hackers to stop catastrophic ransomware again?

    The latest ransomware attack even hit Chernobyl safety systems – but once again, it was down to independent hackers to save the day As the latest malware virus spread around the world, surreal images appeared on Twitter: bemused Ukrainian shoppers standing around supermarket checkouts, watching screens fill up with ominous lines of text;...

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