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    Newspaper summaries-June 28 2017
    Jun28

    Newspaper summaries-June 28 2017

    Daily Nation Nasa’s plan: Unity, jobs, health for all: Nasa has grouped its priorities under five main pledges it plans to work on if it forms the next government. The alliance, under presidential candidate Raila Odinga describes itself as “the coalition of the Constitution” in its manifesto launched last evening. “Nasa coalition exists to...

    ‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine
    Jun28

    ‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

    Ukraine’s central bank says a cyberattack hit several lenders in the country, hindering operations and leading the regulator to warn other financial institutions to tighten security measures © AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKYSan Francisco, United States, Jun 28 – A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows...

    New cyber attack hits computer networks in several countries
    Jun28

    New cyber attack hits computer networks in several countries

    A major cyber attack by a ransomware virus which started in Ukraine and Russia has unfolded across the world, targeting giant organizations, firms and infrastructure in several countries. The Tuesday cyber attack initially hit IT networks in Ukraine and Russia and then spread to Denmark, France, Britain and the US. Some of the victims of the...

    Politics: ‘They sow chaos wherever they can’: A familiar actor may be behind the massive cyberattack that swept Europe
    Jun28

    Politics: ‘They sow chaos wherever they can’: A familiar actor may be behind the massive cyberattack that swept Europe

    Tuesday's colossal cyberattack may just be a harbinger of what's to come. A colossal cyberattack on Tuesday has been wreaking havoc on countries and corporations across the globe, and some cybersecurity experts are zeroing in on a familiar name as the possible culprit. The attack, dubbed “Petya,” is a ransomware worm that...

    ‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine
    Jun28

    ‘Ransomware’ wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

    A global wave of cyberattacks on Tuesday exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists. …read more Source: Daily...

    Politics: ‘They sow chaos wherever they can’: A familiar actor may be behind the massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack
    Jun28

    Politics: ‘They sow chaos wherever they can’: A familiar actor may be behind the massive ‘Petya’ cyberattack

    Tuesday's colossal cyberattack may just be a harbinger of what's to come. A colossal cyberattack on Tuesday has been wreaking havoc on countries and corporations across the globe, and cybersecurity experts are zeroing in on a familiar name as the possible culprit. The attack, dubbed “Petya,” is a ransomware worm that has so...

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort files as foreign agent for Ukraine work
    Jun28

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort files as foreign agent for Ukraine work

    New filings show consulting firm was paid more than $ 17 million over two years.Politics …read more Source:...

    South Sudan deports three American over lack of legal documents
    Jun28

    South Sudan deports three American over lack of legal documents

    June 27, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government Tuesday deported three American nationals after they were found to not be in possession of the legal document allowing them to enter the country. “We received comprehensive reports from local authorities in Kapoeta State, Immigration and the Military Intelligence of Sudan Peoples’...

    Politics: ‘The ultimate cyberweapon for espionage’: ‘The ‘Petya’ cyberattack is exploiting a powerful NSA tool
    Jun27

    Politics: ‘The ultimate cyberweapon for espionage’: ‘The ‘Petya’ cyberattack is exploiting a powerful NSA tool

    "Any cyber criminal, terrorist organization, or government can take these tools, weaponize them, and run their own attack." Analysts at several cybersecurity firms have confirmed that a cyberattack which struck Europe on Tuesday is using a powerful and dangerous cyberweapon, created by the National Security Agency, that was leaked in...

    Politics: Here are the companies and government agencies affected by the cyberattack sweeping the globe
    Jun27

    Politics: Here are the companies and government agencies affected by the cyberattack sweeping the globe

    Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe with a ransomware attack called Petya, hitting Ukraine especially hard. A massive cyberattack on Tuesday has hit Ukraine particularly hard and caused chaos across much of Europe. Companies and government agencies in Ukraine, Russia, the UK, France, and Norway have reported ransomware...

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