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Trump, Russia and classified info: How the White House has responded

Trump, Russia and classified info: How the White House has responded

USA officials told the paper the disclosures may have endangered a key intelligence source involved with the campaign against ISIS. The Kremlin dismissed the reports as "complete nonsense ". Asked why the NSA and Central Intelligence Agency were put on notice if the revelations were not problematic, McMaster cast the notification as being provided "from an overabundance of caution".



Ransomware attack shows threat of cyber war crimes

Lynne Owens, director-general of Britain's National Crime Agency, said there was no indication of a second surge in the cyberattack but warned, "That doesn't mean there won't be one". Smith then likened the severity of the scenario to the "U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen". Computer giant Microsoft said the attack, which has affected hundreds of thousands of computers, should serve as a wake-up call.


Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre of British election campaign

Cyber worm attack propels health funding to centre of British election campaign

Experts were scrambling to determine who was behind the attack, which exploited a security flaw in older versions of Microsoft's Windows operating software. The attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry or Wana Decryptor, alleged to have been stolen from the National Security Agency, as the Bleeping Computer site reports.


Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

Britain spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system: Fallon

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust , which operates 11 sites and hospitals in the northeast region, has postponed all CT and MRI scans on Monday as a result of the cyber-attack. Most patients should be informed about appointment cancellations or delays. The RCGP said Global Positioning System were doing "everything within their power" to minimise disruption for patients following the attack, but asked patients "to bear with us if routine services such as repeat prescriptions and appointment ...


Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert

Global ransomware attack puts Winnipeg systems on alert

The company published a strongly worded blog post Sunday that criticized governments for "stockpiling" information on potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Computers booting up to start the workweek might continue the spread of "WannaCry", a ransomware attack where hackers lock down a computer and threaten to delete all its data unless a ransom is paid.


Sheffield professor's advice on how to protect yourself — NHS cyber attack

Sheffield professor's advice on how to protect yourself — NHS cyber attack

Mr MacGibbon declined to comment on the identity or type of the business impacted by the unprecedented cyber attack but said it was a small company, which did not provide critical infrastructure. "We're in a very hard fight against these ever more sophisticated cyber crime syndicates that are using encryption to hide their activity", he said.