Health


Monday morning blues as 'WannaCry' hits at workweek's start
- May 16, 2017

Local experts on Saturday scrambled to ensure hospitals and other public facilities did not fall victim to the massive ransomware operation, which had seen patients turned away and operations cancelled in Britain. "The latest count is over 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, and those victims, many of those will be businesses, including large corporations", he said. (more...)
Ransomware attacks: Microsoft blames United States government for 'stockpiling' vulnerabilities
- May 16, 2017

In a statement , Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at Proofpoint said, "these appear to be "patched" versions of the original malware, rather than recompiled versions developed by the original authors". One month earlier, Microsoft had released a patch targeting the vulnerability. The ransomware took advantage of a flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system. (more...)
Derby winner Always Dreaming gallops smoothly for Preakness
- May 16, 2017

Always Dreaming continues his pursuit of horse racing's elusive Triple Crown this Saturday with the running of the 2017 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Md. "I'm running him because we feel he's the best horse and we want to prove it", trainer Mark Casse said. He was purchased for $8,000 by Tom and Sandra McKenna's Judge Lanier Racing and turned over to trainer Miguel Hernandez. (more...)
Trump threatens Comey with provocative reference to 'tapes'
- May 16, 2017

Trump tweeted on Friday that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations" if he intends to speak to the press. Friday morning, Trump came to the defense of his communications staff and, as he has done often, attacked the media. (more...)
Family searching for answers after Akron fire kills couple, 5 kids Family searching for answers after Akron fire kills couple, 5 kids
- May 16, 2017

Neighbors and a relative have said there were children inside the home where a fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. Authorities say a jet has crashed at a small airport outside New York City, sparking a fire that sent black smoke spewing into the air. (more...)
Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack
- May 16, 2017

The attack prompted Microsoft to take what the company called a "highly unusual" step to provide patches for older versions of Windows that it no longer supports, including Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, according to The Verge . (more...)
Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits
- May 16, 2017

India is on high alert, monitoring critical networks across sectors like banking, telecom, power and aviation to ensure that systems are protected against the attack that has claimed victims in more than 150 countries over the weekend. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, one of the region's biggest bourses, said all systems were so far working normally. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage. (more...)
Cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol
- May 16, 2017

Computers in A&E wards, GP surgeries and other vital services were thought to have been infected with the virus. "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. (more...)
Boko Haram leaders released in exchange for 82 Nigerian schoolgirls
- May 16, 2017

Twenty-one girls were released in October previous year after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC ) and the Swiss government. Nigerians will recall that past year, government secured the release of 20 girls. Meanwhile, Nigeria's president said he will meet on Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this week. (more...)
Scottish health boards also affected by cyber attacks
- May 16, 2017

The attack exploited tools created by the NSA, according to the New York Times . German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Saturday its systems were infected by a global cyber attack that caused computer turmoil in almost 100 countries. (more...)
Twitter reacts: Wednesday battle to bore draw with Terriers
- May 16, 2017

The final is scheduled at Wembley on May 29. David Wagner's side haven't beaten Wednesday in the last eight meetings - losing five of those - and it's asking a lot to emerge victorious at Hillsborough . "The chairman is a very rich person but he has principles", said Carvalhal. "Are we now the favourites?" Arguably Wednesday's best player during a recent six-game winning streak, he's a major doubt for both semi-final legs against Huddersfield . (more...)
Israel releases record of Trump-Netanyahu meeting
- May 16, 2017

Binyamin Netanyahu insisted on Monday that he had asked President Donald Trump to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem , highlighting a potentially explosive point of contention with the Americans just a week before the U.S. The Middle East region, Abbas said, is living in a state of instability and conflict, especially after the Arab Spring, which is "castastrophic" for the region and its people. (more...)
Ukraine to Block Access to Russia's Social Media Websites Ukraine to Block Access to Russia's Social Media Websites
- May 16, 2017

Ukraine on Tuesday, May 16 blocked popular Russian social networks and an internet search engine as it expanded sanctions against the Kremlin for its alleged backing of a three-year war in the separatist east, AFP reveals. Numerous affected sites are hugely popular in Ukraine . As of Tuesday afternoon, the sites were still available in Ukraine . Internet providers in Ukraine will not allow users to have access to Russian e-mail services Mail.ru and Yandex. (more...)
Fallen Dallas, DART officers remembered during memorial service
- May 16, 2017

The president took the opportunity to speak about his desire to change the culture of negativity toward police and law enforcement in general, saying officers are under attack in the United States. Find a precinct near you online . Law Enforcement officials from Anderson County, including the Palestine Police Department, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, Anderson County Constables and Frankston Police also honored fallen officers at the fallen officer's memorial on the corner of Avenue ... (more...)
Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks
- May 16, 2017

The largest share of Medicaid goes to low-income elderly and disabled people, covering nursing home and home health care . Portman, supposedly the bulldog protecting Medicaid, clearly cares more about the Medicaid expansion than the per capita cap. (more...)
Nurses back plan to ballot for strikes over pay Nurses back plan to ballot for strikes over pay
- May 16, 2017

The Alzheimer's Society welcomed a "progressive step" after delegates at the annual RCN congress in Liverpool voted to "develop. a strategy for supporting members with dementia to continue nursing". Nurses have suffered a 14% pay cut in real terms since 2010 because of a government cap on public sector pay, said the RCN. RCN chief executive and general secretary Janet Davies, right, will warn that governments across the United Kingdom must recruit and retain registered and experienced nurses ... (more...)
Parole board holding clemency hearing for Ga. death row inmate Parole board holding clemency hearing for Ga. death row inmate
- May 16, 2017

The 45-year-old inmate was convicted of murder in the January 1992 stabbing death of Dr. Harry Johnston near his home in Murray County, northwest Georgia. Lethal injection drugs are becoming more scarce, leading to some freakish scenes in the United States. The parole board is the only authority in Georgia with power to commute a death sentence. (more...)
Microsoft warns: Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call
- May 16, 2017

Businesses, governments and individuals in 74 countries across the globe have been victims of more than 45,000 attacks by this one strain of Ransomware in the space of just a few hours. Greenwich Mean Time on Monday. As makers of anti-virus software release updates to block it, hackers deploy new variants to evade detection. A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says. (more...)
Microsoft points finger at government agencies over ransomware cyber-attacks
- May 16, 2017

Security Minister Ben Wallace said the government used to contract for computer services across the entire NHS but that in 2007 - when the Labour Party was in power - that was stopped and left to the local trusts that run hospitals. The company said the virus has been localized and "technical work is underway to destroy it and update the antivirus protection". Germany's national railway said Saturday that departure and arrival display screens at its train stations were affected, but there ... (more...)
Tourists still coming to Florida in record numbers Tourists still coming to Florida in record numbers
- May 16, 2017

About 31.1 million people visited the state in the first three months, that's a 2.5 percent increase over a year ago. More than 30 million tourists came to the Sunshine State during the first three months of the year; a 2.5 percent jump over last year. (more...)

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