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Amid simmering tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a senior North Korean diplomat in charge of handling U.S. relations says Pyongyang would hold talks with Washington under the right conditions. President Donald Trump opened the door this month to talks, saying he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Choe was returning to North Korea from Norway where she attended the Track Two talks with former United States government officials, according to Japanese media.
  • Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

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    The impact of the attacks caused phone lines to go down, appointments to be canceled and patients to be turned away. According to cyber analysis, the Wanna Decryptor malware used in the attack on the NHS and Telefonica "exploits a similar vulnerability" to an NSA-developed tool known as EXTERNALBLUE, researcher Marco Cova said.
  • Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA) Given Average Rating of

    Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages

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    The company had a trading volume of 991,412 shares. Netis believes that Acacia remains the most differentiated name in optical, and as such reiterates an Outperform rating on the stock. "(ACIA) Rating Reiterated by Morgan Stanley" was originally reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & global trademark and copyright laws.
  • U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

    U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

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    But he said there's no specific date on when it may happen, and it would be dependent on China complying with US standards. "This will let China diversify, somewhat, their sources of supply and will provide a huge export market for American LNG producers", Ross told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday, using an acronym for liquefied natural gas.
  • 5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered

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    She said Britain's National Cyber Security Center was working with the country's health service to ensure the attack was contained, while the National Crime Agency was working with them to find out where it came from. She said: "If you look at who's been impacted by this virus, it's a huge variety across different industries and across global governments". Critically ill patients are being diverted to unaffected hospitals as computer systems failed in Accidents & Emergency (A&E) units and ...
  • WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

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    White House press secretary said Tuesday that a decision on whether the USA will withdrawal from the Paris climate accord will not come before the G-7 summit in Italy next month. A meeting of his advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House Official said. There has been a chorus of appeals from USA and foreign business leaders, politicians and NGOs for Washington not to abandon the agreement.
  • What is Wanna Decryptor and how does it work — NHS cyber attack

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    Now comes word that networks around the world are under attack Friday. Friday's attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry, or Wana Decryptor, that's now been tracked in large-scale attacks across Europe and Asia - particularly Russian Federation and China - as well as attacks in the USA and South America, according to a map on the Malware Tech site .
  • Oil rises after United States inventories drop, signals of OPEC cut extension

    Oil rises after United States inventories drop, signals of OPEC cut extension

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    While U.S. oil inventories fell, the country's crude oil production continued to rise, jumping above 9.3 million bpd last week, in what is now a more than 10 percent increase since its mid-2016 trough. Subsequently, gasoline inventories inched lower by only 0.150 million against expectations for a draw of 0.538 million barrels. OPEC boosted estimates for growth in rival supplies by 64 percent as the US oil industry's recovery accelerates, threatening the group's attempts to clear a surplus.
  • HSE Goes Offline To Prevent Cyber Attack

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    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said teams were "working round the clock" in response to the attack as it was reported up to 99 countries, including the USA and Russian Federation, were hit. "There is no evidence that patient data has been compromised". Portugal Telecom was taking all measures necessary, together with national authorities, to resolve the situation, she said.
  • Global Positioning System and hospitals hit by Ransomware — NHS cyber -attack

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    Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. "We will continue to work with affected (organizations) to confirm this". Prior to the dump, Microsoft released a fix, or patch, for the issue, although computers that did not install the update, or could not due to the age of their software, would have been vulnerable to attack.