Hospitals in England hit by 'large-scale ransomware' attack

NHS Digital, which oversees United Kingdom hospital cybersecurity, says the attack used the Wanna Decryptor variant of malware, which infects and locks computers while the attackers demand a ransom. While the system-wide attack on NHS hospitals is one of the first widespread examples of malware hitting hospitals, it is not the first instance in which ransomware has held health services hostage.

Tradepoint Atlantic: Logistics for Offshore Wind Projects

As of May 1, Block Island is the first location in the be powered by an offshore wind farm - a wind farm that has eliminated the need for a diesel plant that was burning about one million gallons of dirty diesel fuel annually. The other three stakeholders are: Siemens Wind Power, the wind turbine manufacturer (20 percent); the waste processing company HVC (10 percent); and Dutch contractors Van Oord (10 percent), who specialize in offshore projects.

NHS hit by major cyber attack with hackers demanding ransom

Telecoms firm Telefonica was one of those reporting problems. Cybersecurity experts differ on particular assumptions about the attack, but all agreed the campaign appears massive and possibly unprecedented in scope. The NCSC spokesman said the centre was working to increase the resilience of the country " s nationally significant computer systems. "We believe it to be ransomware".

Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Harsher Punishments

Sessions' approach is almost the exact opposite taken by the Obama Administration, which instructed prosecutors to do their best to avoid triggering mandatory minimum sentences when charging some low-level, non-violent drug offenders. They argued prosecutors were getting pickier about the cases they were bringing and were seeking mandatory minimum sentences less often. Democrats want to question Attorney General Jeff Sessions about it.

Hospitals in United Kingdom have tech problems after possible large-scale cyberattack

There is no evidence at this time that patient data has been accessed, and other organisations apart from the NHS could have been hit. Several individual health service trusts in England reported severe problems with their computer systems and instructed patients to avoid their hospitals except in emergencies.

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

There is some speculation the attack is the largest cyberattack in history . NEW YORK (AP) - Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.

Brazil declares end to zika virus threat

The Zika virus was reported in dozens of countries shortly after it exploded in Brazil , prompting many travelers to cancel trips to Zika-infected destinations. The disease, which is linked to birth defects, has killed 260 newborns and apparently caused microcephaly in 2,200 babies. Microcephaly due to Zika infection can be found alone or in conjunction with other birth defects.

WIndies crawl to 218-5 at stumps against Pakistan

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah lifted his series-leading wicket tally to 20 with three victims in the morning session but the home side then showed resolve with all-rounder Roston Chase leading the defiance in a topscore of 60 before being forced to retire hurt in the final session.

Blame game heats up as budget work hits a standstill

Dayton on Thursday reiterated his promise to veto them all. The budgets in question largely reflect Republican priorities, including spending cuts, limitations on environmental regulations and a shift of money from public to private schools.

Who has been hit by the NHS cyber attack?

Spain, meanwhile, activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers in ransomware attacks. "We will continue to work with affected (organizations) to confirm this". Simon Enright, director of communications for NHS England, said: "This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors".

United Kingdom hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

NHS Digital says 16 NHS organizations report being hit. "Emergency operations may have been cancelled, and automated systems that help monitor in and outpatients could be affected as well", Wool said. They said the system was down and that they can not transfer anyone till the computer system was back up so he is still in the theatre. "Once a transfer has been made, it's final".

Police Negotiating With Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Deputy

McHam was not reported hurt. The deputy killed earlier Thursday has been identified as Lieutenant Kevin C. Mainhart, 46, of the Yell County Sheriff's Office. The governor ordered the state flag to be lowered to half-staff as a tribute to Mainhart. Mainhart severed 4 years in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Officer.

Mormon church removes 185K teens from Boy Scouts, plans own organization

Despite worries that the policy change on gays would cause Boy Scouts membership to dip even further, the organization reported a strong 2016, with the number of Scouts close to stabilizing after a prolonged decline. Boy Scouts of American spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos said the organization is saddened about the decision but understands the need for the religion to customize its programming.

US Electronics Ban May Be Expanded To Flights From UK

The airline official said carriers have been told an electronics ban might cover all flights from the largest European airports to the United States, including London and Paris. No official decision on the matter has been made. Concerns among the airlines include whether there will be enough advance notice of the new ban, as it may require hiring more staff, according to Reuters .

Macron defeats Le Pen in French presidential election

Now, however, Mr. Macron needs all his talents, and maybe more luck, to govern effectively. It was the first time the men had appeared in public together since Macron resigned in August a year ago as the French minister for the economy and finance to run for president - a decision that was received coldly by the French leader at the time, according to French media.

New Facebook update reduces links to low-quality web pages

This basically just means that the post might now appear as high up in users' News Feeds. Mr. Lemp questioned Facebook's motives for the change, however, and suggested it could ultimately help Facebook's business by keeping people within the social network's walls.

Doctors Demand Warning Labels On Avocados After Spike In Slicing Injuries

But if that injury occurs while slicing avocados, you're out of luck. That reason is "avocado hand". Avocados are very healthy for you, but they may not be great for your hands if you're not careful. "It needs to be recognizable", Eccles said . The injury even has its own nickname, "avocado hand", a serious cut resulting from failed attempts at penetrating the fruit's tough skin, and slippery collisions with the inner stone.

NYC Department Of Correction Commissioner Expected To Announce Resignation

De Blasio has maintained Ponte got bad advice that he was allowed to use the vehicle for personal use, although written guidelines explicitly ban the practice. As calls for Ponte's resignation mounted, Mayor de Blasio stood staunchly behind him, "All people want to talk about is the godforsaken cars", de Blasio said to WNYC host Brian Lehrer on Thursday.

Consensus Notes on Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO)

SGMO has been the topic of several other reports. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 26 cents per share. The same analysts are predicting that the company shares will trade to $6.67 within the next 12-18 months. Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO) opened at 4.50 on Thursday.

Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies 'religious refusal'

It would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against couples based on religious belief. They also argue by passing such a bill, the opportunities for adoption the orphans would have received have now been narrowed down. "It provides healthy protection for faith-based entities while not impacting the many other placing agencies", CLC Director Gus Reyes said , emphasizing faith-based agencies account for 25 percent of the child-placing capacity in Texas.

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Attorney or an Assistant Attorney General. The two-page order, sent to 94 USA attorneys across the United States, calls for 10-year mandatory sentences for possession of high amounts of drugs. These were based on "the merits of each case, taking into account an individualized assessment of the defendant's conduct and criminal history and the circumstances relating to the commission of the offense (including the impact of the crime on victims), the needs of the communities we serve, and ...

Three water rides at UK theme parks reopen after safety review

The statement read: "The park will be closed on Friday, to allow the Health and Safety Executive to complete their work". The tragedy comes nearly two years after five people were seriously injured at Alton Towers after the Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage.

Sessions breaks promise to recuse himself from Russian Federation investigation

Rosenstein, in his memo , faulted Comey for being unfair to Clinton when he announced his conclusion last July that the case against Clinton should be closed without prosecution. That's the reason , supposedly. Comey badly mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails in ways that clearly violated longstanding Department of Justice policy.

Over 500 cops to provide security at Bieber concert

He has also demanded for a particular video game console. What do you think of Justin Bieber's alleged rider for his upcoming show in Mumbai, India? The rider reads there must be "a Rolls Royce reserved for the Grammy victor himself", along with "a private jet and chopper on stand-by to meet the artist's immediate travel demands in India".

Research shows Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly — CDC Confirms Link

Even a relatively mild Zika outbreak in the United States could cost more than $183 million in medical costs and productivity losses, suggests a computational analysis led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers, while a more severe one could result in $1.2 billion or more in medical costs and productivity losses.

Suspected Zika case puts OH neighborhood on mosquito alert

Lee , an associate professor of worldwide health at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health . The CCCHD will continue to educate the community regarding preventative measures, monitor the mosquito population, and control the mosquito population by reducing the breeding habitat.

Eman Ahmed was not treated well in Saifee hospital: Sister

Shaimma Selim, the sister of world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed on Tuesday alleged that Dr Muffazal Lakdawala who has been treating Eman is not giving actual details of the patient. Thanaa Ahmed, 54, told Mid-Day that Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, the bariatric surgeon who was leading Eman's case, had made "false promises" to her family regarding Eman's health.

Just how bad are energy drinks for your health?

Unaware of how much energy drink they are consuming, caffeine overdose is a real risk. "Although the cardiovascular safety profile of caffeine has been relatively well established, there is little published literature on the electrophysiologic and hemodynamic changes with multi-ingredient energy drinks ", the researchers said.

5 times Kareena Kapoor proved she is the real diva

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan pose for the paparazzi before the party! Karisma, too, waved at the paprazzi as she made her way to the bash. Public affairs, press conferences or just hanging out with her girls, the 36-year-old doesn't disappoint whenever she is seen at outdoor events.

Cannabis compound may help treat severe epilepsy

He directs the division of epilepsy at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. For the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study , researchers followed 225 people with an average age of 16 for 14 weeks. "This study was more carefully designed than earlier cannabidiol studies, to rule out the placebo effect, and therefore provides us with more trust in the results ", he said.

Bibilov Wins South Ossetia Vote Denounced by Georgia, US, And EU

The Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili also released a statement regarding the issue. The European Union reiterates its firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.

3 killed, 1 critically injured in Twin Cities shooting

The shooting happened around 1 a.m., as police responded to a report of shots fired at an apartment building on the 1600 block of English Street. An officer who arrived found three victims - a male who was unconscious and not breathing; a female who was unconscious and breathing; and another female who was conscious and breathing.

Hawaii investigates new cases of rat lungworm disease

The first such parasitic worm infection associated with the rat lungworm was recorded in 1944 in Taiwan, and the Atlantic noted that the parasite may have arrived in the United States via rats in cargo ships. So far, there have been cases of the brain parasite "documented in over 30 countries", and some scientists believe the recent rise in cases "is just another effect of climate change".

Sweden mourns victims as authorities detain Stockholm terror suspect

The incident occurred just before 1300 GMT yesterday at the corner of the Ahlens department store and Drottninggatan, Stockholm's biggest pedestrian street. People were seen fleeing the area in panic after what appeared to be the latest use of a vehicle as a weapon of terror in Europe. The deadliest came a year ago in France on the Bastille Day national holiday when a man rammed a truck into a crowd in the Mediterranean resort of Nice, killing 86 people.

Lawmakers release details on universal health care bill

Brown asked at a press conference. "It's time to talk about how we get to healthcare for all that covers more and costs less". A lawmaker has unveiled details on a plan to dramatically change the way Californians receive healthcare with a single-payer system.