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  • *Attackers use tools honed by U.S. National Security Agency. TORONTO/ FRANKFURT, May 13- Businesses around the world scrambled on Saturday to prepare for a renewed cyber attack, convinced that a lull in a computer offensive that has stopped car factories, hospitals, schools and other organizations in around 100 countries was only temporary.

  • SINGAPORE/ FRANKFURT, May 13- A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National...

  • *Attackers use tools honed by U.S. National Security Agency. SINGAPORE/ FRANKFURT, May 13- A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia on Saturday, though it appeared to die down a day after its launch. Capitalising on spying...

  • SINGAPORE/ LONDON, May 13- A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain's health system and global shipper FedEx. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to...

  • SINGAPORE, May 13- Some hospitals, schools and universities in Asia were hit by a global cyber attack which infected tens of thousands of computers in Europe and the United States, but officials and researchers said the extent of any damage may not yet be known. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said one of Seoul's university hospitals had been affected.

  • Data Breach Cyber Attack

    A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. NSA has infected a number of computers in nearly 100 countries.

  • May 12- A global cyber attack on Friday affected British hospitals, government agencies and companies in 99 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets, Security software maker Avast said. Hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency that were leaked online last month appear to have been...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by security researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in dozens of other countries on Friday. Telecommunications company Telefonica was among many targets in Spain, though it said the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world. "Today our engineers added detection and protection against new malicious software known as Ransom: Win32.WannaCrypt," a...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away...

  • LONDON, May 12- Malicious software called' ransomware' has forced British hospitals to turn away patients and affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica as part of a global outbreak that has affected tens of thousands of computers. What is WannaCry- also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.0, WannaCry and WCry? British based cyber researcher Chris Doman of AlienVault...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyberattack brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected many Spanish companies with malicious software, and security researchers said a dozen other countries may be affected. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals," said the Barts Health group, which manages...

  • SANTIAGO, May 10- Pharmacies in Chile's capital Santiago will start selling cannabis-based medicines this week, the first time such treatments have been offered by drug stores in Latin America, the companies behind the launch said on Wednesday. Chile legalized the use of medical marijuana in 2015 and is among a number of Latin American countries gradually...

  • *AstraZeneca sets durvalumab price at $15,000/ month. Leerink analyst Seamus Fernandez sees durvalumab capturing a modest 10 percent of the estimated $2.3 billion global bladder cancer market, while AstraZeneca in 2014 put the drug's peak sales in all cancers at $6.5 billion, including combination use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said late on Monday...

  • *AstraZeneca sets durvalumab price at $15,000/ month. May 1- U.S. regulators have approved AstraZeneca's key immunotherapy drug durvalumab as a treatment for bladder cancer, marking the first commercial green light for a product the company hopes will go on to sell billions of dollars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it granted accelerated...

  • May 1- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted accelerated approval to AstraZeneca Plc's immuno-oncology drug to treat a type of bladder cancer in patients whose disease progressed despite chemotherapy. The FDA also approved a complementary diagnostic from Roche Holding AG to assess whether the PD-L1 protein is expressed in urothelial...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had watched for months. Orthofix International NV caught one of the analysts' attention in 2012. The Texas- based medical device maker kept hitting ambitious earnings targets...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- Four years ago, two analysts who liked to swap notes on numbers they thought looked odd took a fateful step and tipped off U.S. regulators about a company that one of them had watched for months. Orthofix International NV caught one of the analysts' attention in 2012. The Texas- based medical device maker kept hitting ambitious earnings targets...

  • April 18- U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc agreed to buy medical device maker Medtronic Plc's medical supplies units for $6.1 billion and said it expected full-year adjusted earnings at the lower end of its forecast. Cardinal Health, which had forecast adjusted profit in the range of $5.35- $5.50 per share, blamed generic price deflation for the...

  • April 18- U.S. drug distributor Cardinal Health Inc said on Tuesday it would buy medical device maker Medtronic Plc's medical supplies businesses for $6.1 billion in cash. Cardinal Health is acquiring the patient care, deep vein thrombosis and nutritional insufficiency units from Medtronic. Cardinal Health said it would finance the acquisition with cash...