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War drums: Rhetoric on North Korea heats up

In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006. Trump has advocated for a diplomatic solution to the uptick in North Korean aggravations, but he said last month that he would not rule out a major conflict with North Korea.



North Korea conducts most successful missile test, unnerving US

The rocket was intentionally launched at a steep angle and reached an altitude of 1,312 miles, the country's official KCNA news agency said Monday. There's also a political victory for North Korea. "If you think of a space vehicle re-entering the earth's atmosphere, they have heat protectors to stop it from burning up inside". "There is enormous pressure when a missile re-enters the atmosphere".



Cyberattack hits 200000 users in over 150 countries

In Spain, major companies including telecommunications firm Telefonica have been infected. Chinese media reported Sunday that students at several universities were hit , blocking access to their thesis papers and dissertation presentations.



Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

The malware behind WannaCry (also called WannaCrypt, Wana Decryptor or WCry) was reported to have been stolen from the NSA in April. Concurring with what Smith highlighted, Software and Freedom Law Centre, India's president and founding director Mishi Choudhary said that the incident was a "flagrant example" of a global blackmail, which was facilitated by "lax attitude of agencies and organisations on cyber security".



WannaCry Ransomware: Apple Users Too Vulnerable To Such Attacks

However Home Secretary Amber Rudd said it was important to remember that it was not just the NHS which had been affected. Once infected, users are asked to pay $300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files. The biggest ever ransomware attacks that started on Friday have wrecked havoc across globe, crippling computers and demanding hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control.



Ransomware attack had 'nearly zero' impact in India

When a system is infected, a pop-up window appears with instructions on how to pay a ransom amount of 300 U.S. dollars and the payment is only accepted in bitcoin. Also, the traditional manufacturing sector relies on outdated IT systems that are run by unsupported operating systems and therefore, the risk of creating havoc to public is higher, he said.