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    Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware
    May14

    Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware

    Countries across the globe scrambled to respond to a malicious “ransomware” virus, as internet security watchdogs said the attack had disproportionately targeted Russia. The Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs was among the first to identify the so-called “Wanna Cry” malware — a viral worm that exploits a...

    Meet the 20-somethings who stopped a worldwide cyberattack
    May14

    Meet the 20-somethings who stopped a worldwide cyberattack

    Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government agencies in multiple countries. A 22-year-old British researcher unintentionally found the so-called “kill switch” that authors of the malicious software left in the code. Later, he teamed up...

    British media, others erroneously report Israel’s withdrawal from Eurovision
    May14

    British media, others erroneously report Israel’s withdrawal from Eurovision

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — British media reported that Israel has permanently withdrawn from the Eurovision song contest after the closing Israel Broadcasting Authority made its farewells live while reporting the country’s scores. Other countries also took the farewell by IBA host Ofer Nachshon to mean that Israel would be leaving the annual...

    Europol says Global Cyberattack Affects 150 Countries
    May14

    Europol says Global Cyberattack Affects 150 Countries

    Europe’s police agency Europol says a global cyberattack has affected at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, with data networks infected by malware that locks computer files unless a ransom is paid. Speaking to Britian’s ITV, Europol director Rob Wainwright said the healthcare sector in many countries is particularly...

    Ukraine Says Detains Prankster Who Mooned During Eurovision
    May14

    Ukraine Says Detains Prankster Who Mooned During Eurovision

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police have detained a Ukrainian prankster for jumping onto the stage at the Eurovision Song Contest and dropping his… …read more Source: U.S....

    China’s Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties
    May14

    China’s Xi says Silk Road plan boosts finance, security ties

    The launch was seen as a challenge to a new South Korean president who was elected last week and came as U.S., Japanese and European naval forces gathered for war games in the Pacific. The two-day meeting that started Sunday gives the Chinese president a platform to promote his image as a global leader and free trade advocate in contrast to...

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor
    May14

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jew in his twenties was critically injured by his neighbor. The incident happened in Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to a statement on the community’s website, which identified the injured community member only as Abraham, 26. The neighbor attacked the man with a sharp object, hitting his leg,...

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor
    May14

    Ukrainian Jew in serious condition after altercation with neighbor

    (JTA) — A Ukrainian Jew in his twenties was critically injured by his neighbor. The incident happened in Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to a statement on the community’s website, which identified the injured community member only as Abraham, 26. The neighbor attacked the man with a sharp object, hitting his leg,...

    Is it time for Trump staff to lawyer up?
    May14

    Is it time for Trump staff to lawyer up?

    Veterans of past White House scandals from Watergate to Plamegate have an important message for Team Trump: It’s time to think about lawyering up.In the past week, a Senate committee began issuing subpoenas in its investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s staff and other associates during the 2016 election...

    Ballad beats glitz as Portugal’s Sobral wins Eurovision
    May14

    Ballad beats glitz as Portugal’s Sobral wins Eurovision

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A gentle romantic ballad challenged the Eurovision Song Contest's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery, unbridled excess – and won easily…. …read more Source: Associated...