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Latest cyberattack 'more sophisticated'

Image: The virus is still spreading say experts The second cyberattack in as many months that struck systems around the world was more sophisticated than the first one and is still spreading, Europol has said. It says companies and governments are being targeted by an updated version of a known …

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North Korea threatens South's ex-president

Image: Former president of South Korea Park Geun-Hye is accused of an assassination plot North Korea has threatened to “impose the death penalty” on the South’s former president after claiming Park Geun-Hye was involved in a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un. Park had “pushed forward” a plan by Seoul’s intelligence …

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Kerr forced to hand over $8m worth of jewellery

Image: The Victoria's Secret model was rumoured to have dated Malaysian tycoon Jho Low in 2014 By Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter Supermodel Miranda Kerr has been forced to hand over $8m (£6m) worth of jewellery associated with a high-profile corruption case. The order came from the US Justice Department, which …

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Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies

Image: Michael Nyqvist at a photo call for 100 Code in 2015 By Sharon Marris, News Reporter Actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original film version of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has died aged 56. The Swedish actor had suffered from lung cancer for a …

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Cholera breaks out in IS-Philippines war zone

By Katie Stallard, Asia Correspondent, in Saguiran, Philippines The first cases of cholera have been recorded in emergency shelters for families fleeing the conflict in the southern Philippines city of Marawi. Almost a quarter of a million people have been forced to leave their homes, as the fight against IS-linked …

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Qatar accuses neighbours of terror hypocrisy

By Dominic Waghorn, Diplomatic Editor Qatar has stepped up its war of words with regional rivals as the crisis surrounding its isolation shows no sign of resolution three weeks on. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Qatar’s Finance Minister Ali Sharif al Emadi effectively accused neighbouring countries of hypocrisy …

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Faulty airbags are 'bombs waiting to explode'

Image: At least 16 people have died after faulty Takata airbags sprayed shrapnel in cars By Connor Sephton, News Reporter A lawyer representing an American woman who was seriously injured by a faulty Takata airbag has described them as “bombs waiting to explode”. Billie-Marie Morrison has expressed concern that millions …

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'Activity' at site where Syria launched gas attack

Image: The US claims there has been activity at the Shayrat airbase, where a sarin attack was launched in April The Pentagon has released details to back up its allegation that Syria’s government is planning another chemical attack. Spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis said the US had seen activity that “indicated …

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What is Petrwrap virus behind cyberattack?

Image: Some files may never be recovered even if the virus is deleted By Wil Longbottom, News Reporter The latest global ransomware virus has spread fast after initially affecting computer systems in Ukraine, but how exactly does it work? :: What is Petrwrap? Petrwrap or Petya is a powerful form …

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'Powerful' cyberattack on Ukraine goes global

Image: A supermarket in Kharkiv was hit by the hack. Pic: @golub A “powerful” cyberattack that started in Ukraine has spread across the world, hitting banks, government IT systems and energy firms. British advertising group WPP said its computer networks in several locations had been targeted. The UK’s National Cyber …

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