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    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start
    May15

    Log in, look out: Cyber chaos may grow at workweek’s start

    By SYLVIA HUI and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER LONDON (AP) — Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they’re victims of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. As a loose global network of cybersecurity...

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest
    May15

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest

    Fans of the annual Eurovision Song Contest gathered in the Ukrainian capital for Saturday’s grand final, when 26 acts will take to the stage in a riot of costume and glitter. …read more Source:...

    Ransomware continues to wreak havoc worldwide
    May15

    Ransomware continues to wreak havoc worldwide

    A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File) TOKYO – The worldwide “ ransomware” cyberattack wreaked havoc in hospitals, schools and offices across the globe on Monday. Asia reported thousands of new cases but no...

    Why the B.C. Green Party should be wary of a coalition
    May15

    Why the B.C. Green Party should be wary of a coalition

    B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver is hugged by elected Adam Olsen, as Sonia Furstenau, (right) looks on during a speech to supporters at election headquarters at the Delta Ocean Pointe on election night in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.(Chad Hipolito/CP) Should the recent provincial election results hold, Andrew Weaver will wake...

    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start
    May15

    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others. Universities and other educational institutions in China were among the hardest hit, possibly because schools...

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words Do Matter’
    May15

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words Do Matter’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.In an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, the former secretary of state acknowledges her concerns about a president accused of eroding democracy at home and ignoring it abroad. She says Trump, a novice in world affairs, has a “steeper learning curve than most”...

    Ransomware Attack Could Wreak Greater Chaos as Companies Re-Boot
    May15

    Ransomware Attack Could Wreak Greater Chaos as Companies Re-Boot

    (TOKYO) — Global cyber chaos is spreading Monday as companies boot up computers at work following the weekend’s worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack. The extortion scheme has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers...

    Experts fear surge of extortion plot victims as workweek opens
    May15

    Experts fear surge of extortion plot victims as workweek opens

    The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies worldwide in what was believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded. Microsoft took aim at the U.S. government for “stockpiling” software...

    Russian, Ukrainian Films Among Contenders At Cannes Festival
    May15

    Russian, Ukrainian Films Among Contenders At Cannes Festival

    The famed Cannes Film Festival will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year when it starts on May 17 along the French Riviera. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Log in, look out: Cyberattack havoc may grow at week’s start
    May15

    Log in, look out: Cyberattack havoc may grow at week’s start

    LONDON (AP) — An unprecedented “ransomware” cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak greater havoc as more malicious variations appear and people return to their desks Monday and power up computers at the start of the workweek. The initial ransomware attack, known as...