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  • The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 48 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,943. The Nasdaq composite erased an early loss and rose 9 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,142. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks also turned higher and gained 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,382.. Two-thirds of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange are rising and the S&P 500 is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 22- Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted hospitals, banks and schools across the globe. Symantec researchers said they had found multiple instances...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Authorities in Greece say unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from the country's austerity-battered hospitals. Last week, similar equipment worth some 400,000 euros was stolen from an Athens state cancer hospital. Greece's state health system has been hit hard by deep spending cuts imposed under the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 19- For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK- based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries. The company quickly removed a boast on its website that...

  • NEW YORK— From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack. There's Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security hole. There are the companies, universities, hospitals and other organizations that didn't install...

  • *Sophos, NCC Group, F-Secure up in Europe; security ETF surges. LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. In London, shares in cloud network security firm Sophos jumped more...

  • Small business owners are getting a reminder about the need for cybersecurity from the worldwide "ransomware" attack on computers. The attack, which has hit companies, schools, government agencies and hospitals, has put company owners on notice that their businesses could be vulnerable to the invasive software that often arrives by email, locks up the files on a...

  • LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. European Union police agency Europol said on Monday the attack had hit 200,000 machines. In London, shares in cloud network...

  • LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from a pick-up in cybersecurity spending by firms and government agencies. European Union police agency Europol said on Monday the attack had hit 200,000 machines. In London, shares in cloud network...

  • LONDON, May 15- A global "ransomware" attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred European investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from a pick-up in cybersecurity spending. In London, shares in cloud network security firm Sophos jumped more than 7 percent to a record high and security firm NCC Group rose 2.9 percent.

  • LONDON— The worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack spread to thousands more computers on Monday as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life. The new infections were largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on the global extortion cyberattack that hit dozens of countries:. However, the Central News Agency says the ransomware program caused no damage to the schools' core database systems. The news agency says WannaCry also infected computers at an office of the Taiwan Power Company, a hospital and a business in the central city of Taichung.

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, as Microsoft pinned blame on governments for not disclosing more software...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage. WASHINGTON/ FRANKFURT, May 14- U.S. and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend, stopping car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, amid fears it could wreck fresh havoc on Monday when employees return to work.

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. Marin Ivezic, cybersecurity partner at PwC, said...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. Marin Ivezic, cybersecurity partner at PwC, said...

  • *Asia, in particular, unsure of extent of damage done. SINGAPORE/ TORONTO, May 14- Technical staff scrambled on Sunday to patch computers and restore infected ones, amid fears that the ransomware worm that stopped car factories, hospitals, shops and schools could wreak fresh havoc on Monday when employees log back on. The group claimed it was stolen from a repository...

  • Britain's National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22- year-old identified online only as MalwareTech, who— unintentionally at first— discovered a so-called "kill switch" that halted the unprecedented outbreak. By then the "ransomware" attack had crippled Britain's hospital network and computer systems in...