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Lessons learned from the WannaCry ransomware attack

Payment is demanded in Bitcoin cryptocurrency. However, there is a huge debate if cyber insurance also covers the ransom paid to cyber criminals. The virus responsible had a fatal flaw though - the mathematical or cryptographic key needed to unlock the kidnapped files was contained within the virus code itself.


Could Zika virus hold the key to fighting brain tumours?

Could Zika virus hold the key to fighting brain tumours?

The virus-transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes thrive in subtropical, tropical and some temperate regions. "When these mosquitoes get infected with two or three different viruses, there's nearly no effect that the viruses have on each other in the same mosquito", Ruckert said.



242 deaths, 23425 cholera cases in Yemen

According to World Health Organization statistics, 23,425 suspected infections have been reported, with 242 cholera-related deaths documented over the last three weeks. Earlier this week, the Houthi-run health ministry in the rebel-held capital Sanaa declared a state of emergency, saying the situation had worsened and that it was "unable to contain this disaster".


'Overwatch' GOTY Edition, Free Weekend Revealed; New Video Highlights Fans

'Overwatch' GOTY Edition, Free Weekend Revealed; New Video Highlights Fans

The Overwatch Anniversary Event is essentially a way of celebrating the charming shooter's very first birthday. Blizzard will celebrate the first anniversary of Overwatch with a selection of new maps, voice lines, emotes and skins. And according to the official Brazilian Overwatch Facebook page, some of these cosmetic items will include new dance emotes for some characters in the game.


1 dead, 19 injured after vehicle crashes into Times Square crowd

1 dead, 19 injured after vehicle crashes into Times Square crowd

Police said 23 people were hit by the auto, including an 18-year-old tourist from MI who died. The New York Police Department says the driver drove along the sidewalk for at least three blocks, hitting pedestrians as he went. The five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide is for the death of Elsman and four injured people who were in critical condition. Rojas is now being transported to a facility where he will undergo testing for drugs and alcohol.


U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

U.S. slaps sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court judges

The ruling was later partially reversed amid a backlash of worldwide criticism, but it sparked a protest movement that has continued for almost two months and on Thursday claimed another victim, bringing the death toll to 45. But sanctions so far have stopped short of hitting the oil sector in Venezuela, which is a major US oil supplier. The threat of new sanctions comes as Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, is facing increasing worldwide pressure to hold elections.