Electronics

Crippling cyberattack continues to spread around the world – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

A crippling computer virus morphed into the biggest ransomware attack in history, triggering a wave of aftershocks being felt well beyond the victims who found their data held hostage. The so-called WannaCry virus once again placed the cyberactivities of the U.S. National Security Agency in a global controversy. Experts criticized the spy agency for not only developing a dangerous tool to exploit a vulnerability in Windows computers, but also letting…

Armed inmate shot and killed after taking nurse hostage at Ill. hospital, authorities say – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017

GENEVA, Ill. – Officers shot and killed an armed jail inmate and freed his hostage at hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hours after the inmate stole a gun from the correction’s officer guarding him, authorities said.  A SWAT team quickly moved in to Delnor Hospital in Geneva after negotiations broke down with the inmate Saturday afternoon, Kane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Gengler said. Gengler said one officer…

White House ‘systems failed’ with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

In deciding to abruptly fire FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump characteristically let himself be guided by his own instincts — fueled by his creeping anger and sense of victimhood about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that he considers a “witch hunt.” The aftermath is a young presidency rocked by its most serious self-inflicted crisis yet, exposing dysfunction and distrust within his West Wing and…

North Korea fires missile from test site, US officials confirm – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

North Korea launched a missile from a test facility near the country’s west coast early Sunday morning, U.S. officials tell CBS News national security correspondent David Martin. The launch came just days after South Koreans went to the polls to elect a new president. Reuters earlier reported the firing of unidentified projectile, citing a South Korean military official. The South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that the object appeared to be…

Trump to Liberty graduates: Be an outsider — because there’s nothing ‘more pathetic’ than ‘being a critic’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

LYNCHBURG, Va. — After one of the most tumultuous weeks of his presidency, President Trump traveled to Liberty University on Saturday morning to deliver a subdued pep talk. For once, it was not a campaign speech — although he did marvel the large crowd and bragged about his success with evangelical voters. Instead, the president explained to graduates of the Evangelical Christian School how to stay tough when no one…

Authorities Respond to Hostage Situation at Delnor Hospital – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Authorities were responding to an ongoing hostage situation at Delnor Hospital in suburban Geneva on Saturday, according to police. The incident began around 12:30 p.m., Geneva city officials said in a release. An inmate at the Kane County Jail, who was being treated at the hospital, somehow gained control of a correctional officer’s gun, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s office. The suspect then took one hostage, a female employee…

The high stakes of the Comey controversy – CNN

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Trump at Liberty University commencement: ‘In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

In his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump on Saturday drew a parallel between what he faces as a political outsider in Washington and what he said the Christian graduates of Liberty University can expect to encounter in a secular world. “Be totally unafraid to challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures,” Trump said. “Does that sound familiar, by the way?” “Relish the opportunity to be an outsider,” he…

Massive cyberattack continues to spread around the world – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

A vicious computer virus continued to sweep across the globe Saturday with governments and security firms racing to find a way to halt what is being called the largest ransomware attack in history. By Saturday afternoon in Europe, several security firms were reporting that the so-called WannaCry virus had spread to 75,000 computers in 100 countries, with Europe and Russia being hardest hit. A combination of antiquated systems and regulatory…

Ransomware Attacks Ravage Computer Networks In Dozens Of Countries – NPR

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Each orange dot is a unique infection by WannaCrypt ransomware as recorded by MalwareTech.com Courtesy of malwaretech.com First, there were reports of Spain’s largest telecom being hit with pop-up windows demanding a $300 ransom to access files. Then at least 16 hospitals in England’s National Health Service were affected, locking doctors and nurses out of patients’ records unless they paid up. Then came word that networks around the world were…

Trump gives America a week like no other – CNN

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.

Major cyber attack hits companies, hospitals, schools worldwide – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

LONDON/MADRID A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers,…

After Comey firing, Trump’s frustrations boiled over – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — After four months in office, President Donald Trump has become distrustful of some of his White House staff, heavily reliant on a handful of family members and longtime aides, and furious that the White House’s attempts to quell the firestorm over the FBI and congressional Russia investigations only seem to add more fuel. Trump’s frustrations came to a head this week with the firing of FBI Director James…

Speeding Amtrak engineer charged in deadly 2015 derailment – CBS News

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The state’s top prosecutor on Friday charged a speeding Amtrak engineer with causing a catastrophe, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes in a deadly 2015 derailment that came after he accelerated to 106 mph on a 50 mph curve.  Prosecutors said they were in talks with engineer Brandon Bostian’s attorney to have him surrender on the charges. Amtrak to pay $265 million for deadly Philadelphia crash  Engineer involved in…

Watchdog group alleges Sessions violated recusal rule in firing of Comey – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge

Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others – WHIO

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Four people — a police chief, a nurse, a nurse’s aide and the man who killed all of them — are dead following a shooting  Friday morning at a nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio, east of Columbus.  WATCH: Emergency vehicles leaving Kirkersville UPDATE @ 8:12 p.m.: Marlina Medrano, 46, a nurse at facility who had a past relationship with Thomas Hartless and who lived on the same street as he did in…

Comey associates dispute Trump’s account of conversations – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dueling accounts emerged Friday of private conversations between fired FBI director James B. Comey and President Trump, who suggested that there may be “tapes’’ of the discussions in which he said Comey told him he was not under investigation. Comey associates said he was wary of private meetings and discussions with the president and did not offer the assurance, as Trump has claimed, that Trump was not under investigation as…

Categories

  • Audio
  • Electronics