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As Sean Dillon, the RiskSense security analyst who reverse engineered DoublePulsar, told ThreatPost: "This is the most critical Windows patch since [Conficker]", which is one the largest similar infections to date. That cheap move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping. The government was aware of the problem as early as 2014, with the Cabinet Office writing to NHS trusts to insist that they should "clearly ...
  • Walorski Votes for Tough New Sanctions on North Korea

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    For South Koreans living next door to a hostile, nuclear-armed state that regularly threatens their annihilation, their vote in Tuesday's presidential election likely will be based in part on each candidate's plan for how to handle North Korea .
  • Ex-French PM Valls wants to be part of Macron's En Marche!

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    In his first word in office, he addressed the fraught and fiercely contested election campaign in which he overcame National Front candidate Marine Le Pen but which was a disappointment for nearly half of France's 47 million voters. He will be naming a Prime Minister and a full Cabinet by Wednesday. Macron's presidency began with a visit to troops wounded in overseas combat - a reminder of France's large global military presence and role in fighting extremists from Syria to Africa.
  • Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France President

    Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as France President

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    Christophe Castaner, Macron's campaign spokesman, said on Sunday this was the kind of tough choice that would have to be made in Macron's inner circle now that the battle for the presidential Elysee Palace was won. He added: "France is strong only if she is prosperous". Unpopular Hollande was the first to bow to the rebellious mood in December as he became the first sitting president not to seek re-election in the French fifth republic, founded in 1958.
  • Putin warns against retaliation for North Korea missile launch

    Putin warns against retaliation for North Korea missile launch

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    During last month's military parade in Pyongyang, the new missile was displayed on a mobile launcher previously used for the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile, Schilling said . South Korea and Japan have been watching this situation closely with us. "(The global community) has the shared view that North Korea's nuclear and missile provocations pose a grave threat to peace and security in the region and beyond the peninsula", Lee Duk-haeng, ministry spokesman, told a regular press ...
  • US warns of 'third country' sanctions over North Korea

    US warns of 'third country' sanctions over North Korea

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    Without addressing the Duterte controversy specifically, Tillerson argued Wednesday that working with countries whose leaders are inconsistent with certain US values - "freedom, human dignity and the treatment of people of the world" - doesn't mean abandoning those values.
  • Erdogan criticises United States plan to arm YPG in Syria

    Erdogan criticises United States plan to arm YPG in Syria

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    Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has been waging a decades-old insurgency in Turkey. The president said he would express his concerns in this regard at the meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump on May 16, adding the same issue would also be brought up at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit to be held in Brussels on May 25.
  • Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns

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    Also affected were railway stations, mail delivery, petrol stations, hospitals, office buildings, shopping malls and government services. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx Corp.in the U.S.
  • India gives China's 'One Belt One Road' summit a deliberate miss

    India gives China's 'One Belt One Road' summit a deliberate miss

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    While the historic Silk Road connected Asia to Europe, he said that all countries would be welcomed to the new project. The country's finance and defense minister Arun Jaitley told reporters this month Delhi has "serious reservations" about the project, particularly regarding China-funded development in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
  • Ransomware cyber attack 'likely to spread rapidly on Monday'

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    Some organizations are more vulnerable to intrusion because they use older or outdated operating systems, usually due to the cost of upgrading software or buying modern hardware needed to install better-protected operating systems. It wasn't immediately clear to what degree nations across Asia were being affected by the attack Monday. That affordable move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping.
  • Europol warns of further cyberattacks on Monday morning

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    Computers and networks that hadn't recently updated their systems are still at risk because the ransomware is lurking. An global manhunt was well under way for the plotters behind the world's biggest-ever computer ransom assault. Grafi said his firm has been contacted by companies that are scrambling to avoid potential pitfalls. Hackers in China tried to seize control of the "kill switch" used to prevent numerous WannaCry ransomware attacks that have been causing chaos across the world.