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Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers | The Independent

Ukraine’s national bank, state power company and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure. Rozenko Pavlo, the deputy Prime Minister, said he and other members of the Ukrainian government were unable to access their computers. “We also have a network ‘down’,” he wrote. “This image is being displayed by all computers of the government.” The photo showed his PC displaying a message claiming a disk “contains errors and needs to be prepared”, urging the user not to turn it off. Та-дам! Секретаріат КМУ по ходу теж "обвалили". Мережа лежить. pic.twitter.com/B74jMsT0qs — Rozenko Pavlo (@RozenkoPavlo) June 27, 2017 Images from other affected computers and disabled cash points showed what appeared to be ransomware, demanding a payment of $300 (£235) in Bitcoin to re-gain access to encrypted files. Analysts said the virus, named Petrwrap or Petya, appeared to work similarly to the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries last month. Ukrainian state-run aircraft manufacturer Antonov was among the companies hit, along with power distributor Ukrenergo, which said the attack did not affect power supplies. The National Bank of Ukraine said an “unknown virus” was to blame, saying several unnamed Ukrainian banks were affected  along with financial firms.  “As a result of cyber attacks, these banks have difficulties with customer service and banking operations,” a statement said. Cyber attack hit...

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Parliament hit by ‘sustained’ cyber-attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack, officials at Westminster say. The “sustained” hack began on Friday night, prompting officials to disable remote access to the emails of MPs, peers and their staff as a safeguard. The parliamentary authorities said hackers had mounted a “determined attack” on all user accounts “in an attempt to identify weak passwords”. Government sources say it appeared the attack has been contained but it will “remain vigilant”. A parliamentary spokeswoman said they were investigating the attack and liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre. She said: “We have discovered unauthorised attempts to access...

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The Man Behind San Diego’s Billion Company

The Man Behind San Diego’s $26 Billion Company Will Illumina’s new hotshot CEO be able to lead the San Diego genomics giant into the complex world of clinical care? By Josh Baxt Expert sequencing, innovative technology, and fast diagnoses of fatal diseases—San Diego genomics giant Illumina has made a name for itself not just in the US, but around the globe.The company even holds a Guinness World Record. Now Illumina is introducing faster, cheaper sequencing that could revolutionize how we’re diagnosed and treated. But will a new hotshot CEO be able to lead this behemoth successfully into the complex...

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15 ‘Uniquely San Diego’ Spots To Explore This Summer

15 ‘Uniquely San Diego’ Spots To Explore This Summer Active Life It’s summer, San Diego. Time to dive a little deeper… by Nick Nigro & Bay Ewald No doubt, we’ve all visited the popular San Diego spots that top Instagram feeds and “Places To Visit” lists. But it’s summer now, and we think the new season is an epic chance to dive a little deeper into our fine city. We’re talking about visiting salt mountains at sunset, ringing the bells on a musical bridge – and perhaps a spot or two you’ve heard of before, but haven’t gotten to...

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Flags Lowered to Half Staff in Honor of San Diego Sailors Killed in USS Fitzgerald Collision | NBC 7 San Diego

“If you never met my son, you missed a whole lot,” said a mother of one of the sailors killed in the collision. “In every sense of the word, he is my hero.” NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox California Governor Jerry Brown has ordered flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the two San Diego sailors killed in the USS Fitzgerald collision.   Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, of Chula Vista, and Yeoman 3rd Class, Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, of San Diego, were identified as two...

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