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Trump disclosure a breach of trust, if not law

A European security official said sharing sensitive information could dampen the trust between the United States and its intelligence sharing partners. The White House denied what was first reported by The New York Times . That assertion was untrue, something the White House blamed on Flynn when it fired him a month later.


Federal Reserve upbeat on United States economy but holds rates

Federal Reserve upbeat on United States economy but holds rates

They may start unwinding by the end of 2017, though that hinges on economic conditions. Inflation figures released Monday showed the Fed's preferred measure of inflation - known as PCE - actually retreated and remains below two per cent, while a key component of the index declined for the first time in 16 years.



Global Ransomware Attack: Preparation is Key

The ransomware program demanded a payment worth £230 to unlock the affected computers. The Windows Defender Antivirus, which can detect the above malware, should also be enabled on all Windows systems. "We believe the recent ransomware attack could accelerate the Windows upgrade cycle for enterprises". According to reports, when the WannaCry ransomware started spreading, many infected devices were running "end-of-life" versions of Windows, including Windows XP.



What is WannaCry? What does WannaCry ransomware do?

Those include a known and highly unsafe security hole in Microsoft Windows, tardy users who didn't apply Microsoft's March software fix, and malware created to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks. The only real security from ransomware is backups and solid security best practices. "In many organisations, sad but true, the need for constant availability trumps security".



WPX Energy Inc (WPX) Short Interest Down 21.0% in April

Aperio Group LLC now owns 59,979 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $791,000 after buying an additional 6,966 shares during the last quarter. WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on WPX Energy in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th.


Former FBI Chief James Comey declines to testify before Senate

Former FBI Chief James Comey declines to testify before Senate

Mr Trump tweeted hours earlier that Mr Comey had "better hope there are no tapes" of their conversations. Trump wrote on Twitter. Kirsten Gillibrand said Trump's firing cast a dark shadow over the investigation, and she urged Republicans to "join in calling for an independent prosecutor in Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation".