Suspicion: Massive cyber attack caused by North Korea

He found that computer code used in an early version of WannaCry matched code used by the Lazarus group, which has been tied to the North Korean government . Mr. Choi added that the world should stop underestimating North Korea's capabilities. M... More..

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Microsoft criticizes government creation of hacking tools used in global cyber-attack

The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. Microsoft released a patch to fix vulnerabilities in March. Back up your ...More..

EUR GBP Exchange Rate Slips as UK Unemployment Strikes 42-Year Low
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

EUR GBP Exchange Rate Slips as UK Unemployment Strikes 42-Year Low

While Sterling has dropped against some other major currencies this week, the Pound to US Dollar exchange rate has advanced. In fact the Pound failed to benefit from Tuesday's stronger-than-expected United Ki...More..

Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive as CEO
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive as CEO

Patrice Louvet, a Procter & Gamble veteran who had most recently headed up that company's global beauty business, was named chief executive and president of Ralph Lauren, the company said Wednesday. Louvet co...More..

WRAPUP 6-Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

WRAPUP 6-Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain

The attacks used to only be able to target one machine at a time. Japan, Turkey, and the Philippines were also affected. "Small business owners should be pro-active about their cyber security in the wake of t...More..

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While Comey memo could be key, any Trump prosecution tricky

And in firing Comey, Trump claimed the FBI director told him three times he was not under investigation, which could be a sign that they were repeatedly having such conversations, said Daniel Petalas, a defen...More..

Britain to investigate use of personal data in political campaigns
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Britain to investigate use of personal data in political campaigns

The likes of machine learning company Cambridge Analytica and behavioural profiling company AggregateIQ have been linked with political campaigns for Donald Trump and Vote Leave, and have caused concern among p...More..

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Insiders Have Increased Positions in: Opko Health, Inc. (NYSE:OPK)

Opko Health Inc . (NYSE:OPK) has risen 6.00% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Opko Health during the third quarter worth approximately $622,000....More..

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4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based blogger who runs BleepingComputer.com, says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime....More..

Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

At the company's I/O 2017 developer's conference, Google unveiled the second-generation Tensor Processing Unit and it is capable of delivering a lot of computing power. Nvidia even named Google Cloud as a not...More..

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy

North Korea has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental Unit...More..

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Pirated, outdated operating systems contributes in global ransomware attack

He adds that governments should report vulnerabilities like the one at the center of the WannaCry attack . For those systems that can not be updated, he suggested blocking SMB traffic on ports 139 and/or...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

What you should know about the 'special counsel' for Trump-Russia investigation

The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have invited former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on a key House oversight panel, countered that Ryan and the Repu...More..

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump Threatens Comey In New Tweet

The Watergate scandal accelerated drastically when it was revealed Nixon taped conversations in the White House. Trump's warning to fired FBI Director James Comey prompted new accusations of interference in...More..

ANZ and Westpac upgrade next season's NZ milk price forecasts
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

ANZ and Westpac upgrade next season's NZ milk price forecasts

Despite expectations of a weaker performance in this auction for the key Whole Milk Powder, WMP prices in fact eked out a 1.3% gain, which was also a fifth consecutive gain. European Union wholesale markets wea...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

9 hurt, 2 arrested in altercation at Turkish Embassy in DC

In a statement, Israel's ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, said the partnership between the U.S and Israel was solid. The PKK has fought an insurgency in south eastern Turkey since 1984 and is considered a ...More..

Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Federal Budget 2017: Winners and losers

But it forecast widening deficits in the next three years before a return to surplus, which saw Standard and Poor's warn the rating could be lowered if the government does not improve its budget balances and de...More..

Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Wisconsin leave 2 dead
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Wisconsin leave 2 dead

Elk City school officials have canceled classes for Wednesday. Cattle have been killed, but Risenhoover said he had no immediate reports of people injured. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be in Chetek on Wedne...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump allies come up with the wrong response to the Comey bombshell

In addition Trump is facing pointed questions about his discussions with Russian diplomats during which he is reported to have disclosed classified information. "I say to all my colleagues in the Senate, hist...More..

Facebook launching new updates to reduce clickbait
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Facebook launching new updates to reduce clickbait

Before this, Facebook only down-voted Pages and domains when they've repeatedly posted clickbait content. We addressed this similarly to how we previously worked to reduce clickbait: We categorized hundreds o...More..

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No substantial impact of WannaCry on Indian IT system: Secy

The program takes control over a user's system and brings up a message telling users they can recover their files only if they send $300, or in some cases $600 in bitcoins to a specific address. Is the threat s...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

A senior US homeland security official met Wednesday with European Union officials to discuss a likely expansion of a ban on carry-on laptops and electronic devices on USA -bound flights, after President Donald...More..

Dick's Sporting Goods cutting 160 jobs in Pi... 10:00 am Wed
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dick's Sporting Goods cutting 160 jobs in Pi... 10:00 am Wed

Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Dicks Sporting Goods by 754.0% in the third quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 31,777 shares of the sporting goods retailer's stock v...More..

by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fernando Torres Congratulates Chelsea On Their League Title, Liverpool Fans Flip Out

Some criticism was deserved and others not - and if you bounce back and win the title again. that's fantastic. Conte was delighted by his team's season but his post-match news conference was kept short, as Di...More..

Facebook cops $122M fine from European Union over WhatsApp acquisiton
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Facebook cops $122M fine from European Union over WhatsApp acquisiton

The Commission previously expressed concern that the social media giant had not correctly communicated planned changes to its privacy policy. Facebook said in December that it was facing a potential fine over...More..

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Several Quebec communities coping with flooding

The Quebec government said Canadian Forces personnel had been enlisted to battle the flood waters, but there was no word on how many soldiers would be involved, or when they'd arrive. In Gatineau, Que., near th...More..

Barclays Capital Indicated National Grid PLC (LON:NG) As 'Equal Weight'
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Barclays Capital Indicated National Grid PLC (LON:NG) As 'Equal Weight'

LONDON-National Grid PLC (NG.LN) said Thursday it is well positioned for the future as it reported fiscal 2017 underlying earnings growth. Investec upgraded National Grid plc from a hold rating to a buy rat...More..

Burberry profits slip as Bailey prepares to hand over the reins
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Burberry profits slip as Bailey prepares to hand over the reins

Statutory pre-tax profits fell £21 million to £395 million in the year to March 31. The group, which is known for its trenchcoats, has benefited from the drop in the value of the pound in the past year, resul...More..

European Union says Philippines declines new EU grants
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

European Union says Philippines declines new EU grants

EU Ambassador Franz Jessen said more than 250 million euros ($278.7 million) worth of grants could be at stake. The Filipino leader has since then threatened to reject European Union grants on several occas...More..

India's army to get first howitzers in three decades
by | Thursday, May 18, 2017

India's army to get first howitzers in three decades

India has now exorcised the ominous Bofors ghost haunting its artillery modernization plans for the last 30 years. The Bofors scandal that had taken place during prime ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, had severe...More..