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    Focus on defenses as users scramble after global cyberattack
    Jun29

    Focus on defenses as users scramble after global cyberattack

    KIEV — Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defenses after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. The virus, which demanded a payment worth $300 as it locked up files at companies and government agencies including the Chernobyl nuclear...

    German FM urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
    Jun28

    German FM urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

    KRASNODAR: 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. Gabriel, speaking at a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, called for a new effort to rein...

    Ransomware becomes go-to hack as bitcoin rallies, NSA tools leak
    Jun28

    Ransomware becomes go-to hack as bitcoin rallies, NSA tools leak

    A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to Tuesday’s infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals, fuelled by powerful leaked US government exploits and the rise of bitcoin and other anonymous digital...

    Mattis rebukes Putin for international ‘mischief’
    Jun28

    Mattis rebukes Putin for international ‘mischief’

    US defence Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday of making international “mischief” and said America’s commitment to NATO remains unwavering. Speaking to students in Germany to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan to rebuild a ravaged Europe after World War II, Mattis said...

    Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria
    Jun28

    Trump wants us to be distracted; cue a few more bombs dropped on Syria

    Within hours of the White House announcing that the Trump administration is considering yet more military action against Damascus, defence and intelligence officials were scratching their heads in surprise. Five of these “US defence, military and intelligence officials” told NBC News exactly that. “I don’t know what the [White House]...

    Ukraine says global cyberattack is under control as firms and government count cost
    Jun28

    Ukraine says global cyberattack is under control as firms and government count cost

    PARIS // The data-scrambling software epidemic that paralysed computers globally is under control in Ukraine, where it likely originated, officials said on Wednesday, as companies and governments around the world counted the cost of a crisis that is disrupting ports, hospitals and factories.The Ukrainian cabinet said on Wednesday that “all...

    Vandals draw swastikas on Ukrainian Holocaust memorial
    Jun28

    Vandals draw swastikas on Ukrainian Holocaust memorial

    Lviv City officials post security footage of anti-Semitic vandalism in bid to identify perpetrators. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Second major cyber attack in two months disrupts businesses around world
    Jun28

    Second major cyber attack in two months disrupts businesses around world

    Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms were among those hit …read more Source: Gulf...

    EU extends by 6 months economic sanctions on Russia
    Jun28

    EU extends by 6 months economic sanctions on Russia

    The EU extends for another 6 months its economic sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU Extends Russia Economic Sanctions
    Jun28

    EU Extends Russia Economic Sanctions

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The European Union on Wednesday formally rolled over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to live up to its Ukraine ceasefire commitments. …read more Source: Tasnim News...

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