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Global War on Ransomware? Hurdles Hinder the US Response

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains. The escalating havoc caused by ransomware …

U.S. Says Ransomware Attack on Meatpacker JBS Likely From Russia

CHICAGO/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House said on Tuesday that Brazil’s JBS SA has informed the U.S. government that a ransomware attack against the company that has disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a …

Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Says it Was Hacked by Nation State

BOSTON — Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said Tuesday that foreign government hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole offensive tools it uses to probe the defenses of its thousands of customers, who include federal, state and …

Russia Says ‘We’re Confident,’ Will Share Legal Risks of COVID-19 Vaccine

MOSCOW/BRASILIA — Russia is so confident in its COVID-19 vaccine that it will shoulder some of the legal liability should anything go wrong, rather than requiring buyers to take on the full risk, the head of the state fund bankrolling …

Russia to Investigate Safety of Ventilators After Hospital Fire Kills Patients

Russian authorities said they would look into the safety of artificial lung ventilators being used at two hospitals after a fire broke out in St Petersburg at one of them on Tuesday (May 12) morning and killed at least four …

Trading Houses Caught in Crossfire of Russian Oil Contamination

MOSCOW/LONDON — Trading houses Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura are caught in the crossfire between Russian oil producers and Western buyers, which have refused to take contaminated Russian crude bought by the traders. At least 10 crude tankers with 1 million …

Flooding Forces 20,000 Russians From Their Homes

Flooding has forced some 20,000 people to flee their homes in Russia’s Far East since July, the country’s Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Three Far East regions some 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) east of Moscow are being evacuated, ministry spokeswoman …

Prison Terms Issued Over Fatal Russian Club Fire

A court in the Siberian city of Perm has convicted seven people in connection with a nightclub fire that killed 156, sentencing them to prison terms of four to nearly 10 years. The December 2009 fire broke out when a …

Russia Cracks Down on Illegal Building in Sochi

Russia imposed a ban on all new building in Sochi on Wednesday to fight the illegal construction of apartments and hotels in the city preparing to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics. The governor of the Krasnodar region, which includes Sochi, …

Russian Scientists Recover Meteor Fragments

Scientists have found more than 50 tiny fragments of a meteor that exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and preliminary tests are turning up information about its contents. However, local residents seem more interested in the black market value of the …