A 22-year-old who lives with his parents stopped the worldwide malware hack by registering a domain for $10.69

A 22-year-old who lives with his parents stopped the worldwide malware hack by registering a domain for $10.69

    The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack could be rebooted. The ransomware used in Friday’s attack wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefónica, as well as the

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Iranian troops arrive in Syria ahead of major ground offensive

Iranian troops arrive in Syria ahead of major ground offensive

  Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria in the last 10 days and will soon join government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies in a major ground offensive backed by Russian air strikes, two Lebanese sources told Reuters. “The (Russian) air strikes will in the near future be

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Africa’s Biggest Company Naspers Adds Nigeria, Turkey to ‘BRIC’

Africa’s Biggest Company Naspers Adds Nigeria, Turkey to ‘BRIC’

  Naspers Ltd. is rewriting the ‘BRIC’ acronym to include Nigeria and Turkey among the world’s best emerging markets as China and Russia lose some luster with Africa’s most valuable company. “India features high both in our development spend and our M&A spend, as well as Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil

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Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, ’22 World Cup votes

Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, ’22 World Cup votes

  Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. The Swiss prosecutors’ office said in a statement they seized “electronic data

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Russia to G-20: We’re here. So are our warships

Russia to G-20: We’re here. So are our warships

  Vladimir Putin is underlining his presence at a major summit of world leaders in Australia by stationing warships in waters off the country’s northeastern coast, prompting the Australian prime minister to angrily accuse Russia of trying to reclaim the “lost glories” of the Soviet Union. The diplomatic drama, which

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Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

    Russia’s long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine. A statement from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu came as NATO’s chief commander accused

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Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

  Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday. Three French crew members also died when the French-made

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Russian President Warns Of ‘Nuclear Consequences’

Russian President Warns Of ‘Nuclear Consequences’

  As the former Soviet Union faces tough sanctions from the Obama Administration and European Union (EU) in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and incursion into Eastern Ukraine, Putin threatens the United States. The Russian president fired off more ominous rhetoric as his country’s Ruble and economy continue

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Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM

Russia could restrict airspace in sanctions battle: PM

  Russia will retaliate against a new round of Western sanctions over Ukraine and may block flights through its airspace, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview published on Monday. Medvedev also suggested that Western sanctions would not make the Kremlin change its course, adding that Russians — like

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Largest U.S. Bank Hacked With Mercenary Computer Network, Sent Data To Russia

Largest U.S. Bank Hacked With Mercenary Computer Network, Sent Data To Russia

  Investigators at JPMorgan Chase have discovered a worldwide network of cybercriminal computers for hire was used in the August hack of the nation’s largest bank, which funneled gigs of data from bank executives and other employee computers to a large city in Russia. Sources “familiar with the probe” cited

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