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NHS cyber attack: A&Es 'fully open' again

We haven't seen a second spike in #WannaCry #ransomware attacks, but that doesn't mean there won't be one. The software giant has compared the attack with "the U.S. Doctors surgeries in Tayside affected by the UK-wide NHS cyber-attack are now "operating as normal". The virus - a form of malware - froze computer screens and displayed a message saying they could not be re-set until a ransom was paid.


Cyber Attack Hits China Government, Schools, but Spread Slows

Cyber Attack Hits China Government, Schools, but Spread Slows

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has said all patients should attend their booked outpatient appointments and operations "as planned tomorrow (Tuesday) after 'significant progress" has been made in restoring IT systems following Friday's cyber attack.


Microsoft Issues Rare Windows XP Patch Following Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Outbreak

Microsoft Issues Rare Windows XP Patch Following Global WannaCrypt Ransomware Outbreak

The ransomware, which has spread globally, has been infecting computers by exploiting a Windows vulnerability involving the Server Message Block protocol, a file-sharing feature. He warned governments against stockpiling such code and said instead they should vulnerabilities to manufacturers - not sell, store or exploit them, lest they fall into the wrong hands.



North Korea Could Be Behind The Global Ransomware Attack

Researchers have said that some of the code used in Friday's ransomware, known as WannaCry software, was almost identical to the code used by the Lazarus Group, a group of North Korean hackers who used a similar version for the devastating hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014 and the last year's hack of Bangladesh Central Bank .


White House won't say if Israel was source of shared intelligence

White House won't say if Israel was source of shared intelligence

Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday he had an "absolute right" to share facts with Russian Federation, adding he wanted Moscow to be more active in fighting Islamic State militants. Embattled US President Donald Trump faced explosive allegations on Tuesday that he divulged top secret intelligence to Russian diplomats in the Oval Office - a charge the White House scrambled to rebut.