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    Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows
    Jun29

    Ukraine Cyberattack Was Meant to Paralyze, not Profit, Evidence Shows

    Pinpointing the initial targets of the assault — Ukrainian accountants who use a tax preparation software required by the government — was a major clue. …read more Source: The New York...

    How a sophisticated malware attack is wreaking havoc on Ukraine
    Jun29

    How a sophisticated malware attack is wreaking havoc on Ukraine

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, governments and industries the world over are trying to deal with effects of the latest in a series of cyber-attacks. The so-called ransomware assault is the second such strike in the last six weeks. Hari Sreenivasan in New York has more. HARI SREENIVASAN: This attack originated yesterday in Ukraine, and...

    Boxing: Joshua could face Klitschko in Vegas – promoter
    Jun29

    Boxing: Joshua could face Klitschko in Vegas – promoter

    LONDON (AFP) – World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshuas possible rematch with Wladimir Klitschko could be staged in Las Vegas, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Wednesday.Joshua, the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion, is waiting to see if terms will be agreed with Klitschko for another bout after the British fighters thrilling victory over the...

    World Bank raises US$500 million with ‘pandemic bonds’
    Jun29

    World Bank raises US$500 million with ‘pandemic bonds’

    WASHINGTON: The World Bank raised US$500 million to finance rapid response to disease outbreaks, including through sale of its first-ever “pandemic bonds,” the bank announced Wednesday. Drawing on the slow response to the 2013 Ebola outbreak in Africa in which thousands died, the World Bank designed the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility...

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry: Europol
    Jun29

    Fresh cyberattack likely ‘more sophisticated’ than WannaCry: Europol

    The malware, which first surfaced on Tuesday in Ukraine, locks away a computer’s data and tells users they must pay to get is all back. …read more Source: Hindustan...

    Chernobyl Monitoring System Hit by Global Cyberattack: Reports
    Jun29

    Chernobyl Monitoring System Hit by Global Cyberattack: Reports

    The Chernobyl nuclear power plant—the same one that melted down in 1986—was hit in by a global cyberattack, forcing operators to switch over to manual radiation monitoring. “Due to the temporary disconnection of the Windows system, the radiation monitoring in the area of the industrial site is carried out manually,” the agency in control of...

    Another day, another cyberattack: huge threats to businesses
    Jun29

    Another day, another cyberattack: huge threats to businesses

    The ransomware attacks keep coming, posing huge threats and new challenges to businesses around the world. After the WannaCry worm affected hundreds of thousands of computers last month, it’s the turn of a new, more advanced attack to stop businesses in their tracks. Petya, as some analysts are calling the latest wave of attacks, infects...

    Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware
    Jun29

    Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

    Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order and airport displays operating manually. Cash machines in Kiev were still out of order Wednesday, and Ukrainian news reports said that flight information at the...

    Murray top seed at Wimbledon for first time
    Jun29

    Murray top seed at Wimbledon for first time

    Defending champion Andy Murray’s indifferent form of late did not prevent him being named top seed for Wimbledon for the first time yesterday.The 30-year-old Scot and world number one — who suffered a shock first round defeat at the hands of journeyman Australian Jordan Thompson at last week’s Queen’s tournament — will not face...

    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...