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Cyber attack hits hospitals in Hertfordshire

Still, the news prompted security teams at large financial services firms and businesses around the world to review their plans for defending against ransomware attacks, according to executives with private cyber security firms. Friday evening, security firm Avast was reporting more than 75,000 WanaCrypt0r 2.0 (aka WCry) ransomware attacks in 99 countries. The attacks came in the form of ransomware, a technique used by hackers that locks a user's files unless they pay the attackers in ...



Family: Slain Boston Doctors Were 'Loving, Vital People'

Conley said his correction of the initial report was not to discredit the officers involved in the confrontation, rather simply to correct the record. "Teixeira was transported to the hospital and a Boston Police entry team was called to the scene". Meanwhile, the families of the two doctors are in mourning.



WRAPUP 2-British hospitals, Spanish firms among targets of global 'ransomware' attack

Blackpool Hospitals NHS Trust in northwest England, which includes six hospitals, said: "Please don't attend A&E (accident and emergency) unless it's an emergency". After seven days the files would be deleted, it threatened. The security holes it exploits were disclosed several weeks ago by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has published what it says are hacking tools used by the NSA as part of its intelligence-gathering.



Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act

Three quarters of voters agreed that it is a "bad idea" for states to be able to let health care companies raise insurance premiums on those with pre-existing conditions, while 64 percent of respondents said that they prefer the existing law that protects people with pre-existing conditions from rate increases, and a full 96 percent said that health care should be affordable for all.



USA signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

The Arctic Council takes a keen interest in climate change, and some members have been anxious about a possible USA withdrawal from the Paris agreement. "You need a rapid implementation of this Paris Agreement". "The U.S. chairmanship expanded the role of the Council and the Permanent Participants - we are moving from policy shaping to policy making and to this end, ICC believes the U.S.


China hails watered down ASEAN statement on South China Sea

China hails watered down ASEAN statement on South China Sea

The ASEAN , which groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines , Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is marking its 50th anniversary this year. The ASEAN thus maintained its old position against directly contradicting China which has reclaimed several islands in the disputed sea, building runways and other installations.