On Tuesday, a global ransomware attack hit numerous computers in several countries, inflicting particularly severe damage to IT systems of government authorities, state and commercial companies, airports and media. The malware blocked computers and demanded $300 in bitcoin currency.
The malware, called Petya, was first identified in March 2016. Security researchers said on Tuesday that it appears to be spreading on the same exploit as the WannaCry ransomware that took down hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide last month.
Although Washington and Beijing have signed an agreement aimed at easing the trade war between the two powers, it seems that the battle over 5G networks has just started, as the United States and the Chinese telecom giant Huawei try to win the heart of Frau Merkel.
US President Donald Trump appeared to embody the lyrics of Lady Gaga’s 2013 hit and showed that he lives for the applause (and not sports) by retweeting his appearance at the College Football Playoff National Championship.
While global eyes turned to Washington following Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) striking American military targets in Iraq, US President Donald Trump opted to speak to the people of his country in a questionable, modern fashion.
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