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    Global cyber attacks shut down thousands of computers
    Jun28

    Global cyber attacks shut down thousands of computers

    KIEV: Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled on Wednesday to reboot after a wave of ransomware cyber attacks spread from Ukraine and Russia across Europe to the United States. The virus, which locked up files at companies and government agencies including the Chernobyl nuclear site and demanded a payment worth $300, appeared...

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.
    Jun28

    Ukraine Was Hit By a Massive Cyberattack. Why the US Must Keep Up Support for This Key Ally.

    Large-scale cyberattacks against Ukraine on Tuesday reportedly hit government ministries, including the Cabinet of Ministers, several banks, a state power distributor, the Ukrainian postal service, a state-run aircraft manufacturer, and Boryspil airport in Kyiv, among other targets. The cyberattacks have also affected companies outside of...

    New wave of cyberattacks spreads across globe
    Jun28

    New wave of cyberattacks spreads across globe

    Customers queue in a supermarket in Kharkiv, Ukraine in this picture obtained from social media. — Reuters photo Second global outbreak in less than two months, virus similar in its demands to WannaCry ransomware KIEV: A wave of cyberattacks hit Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe and North America on Tuesday, in the second...

    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]...

    European Union extends Russia sanctions until Jan 2018
    Jun28

    European Union extends Russia sanctions until Jan 2018

    The European Union formally extended its economic sanctions on Russia on Wednesday, a widely expected step that keeps restrictions on business with Russian energy, defence and financial sectors until Jan. 31, 2018. The sanctions were imposed in July 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula and Moscow’s...

    [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...

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money
    Jun28

    Global cyberattack demanding ransom had nothing to do with money

    A devastating cyberattack initially targeting Ukraine’s infrastructure spread like wildfire across the globe on Tuesday, and in the space of just a couple of hours, locked down the computer systems and demanded ransoms from hundreds of organizations including shipping giant Maersk, the world’s largest advertising holding company WPP,...

    Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack
    Jun28

    Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

    June 28, 2017 11:42 PMKIEV (AFP) – Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday (June 28) as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide. …read more Source: The Straits...

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads (AFP)
    Jun28

    MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, renewed efforts Wednesday to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses. …read more Source: The West...

    Ransomware borrowed from NSA code, say researchers
    Jun28

    Ransomware borrowed from NSA code, say researchers

    A message demanding money on a computer hacked by a virus known as Petya. The Petya ransomware cyber attack hit computers of Russian and Ukrainian companies on June 27, 2017. (Donat SorokinTASS/Getty Images) PARIS – A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where...