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North Korea’s Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West

North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks.

French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

French researchers said they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline.

Major global cyber-attacks in recent years

Here are major global cyber-attacks in recent years.

Google challenges Apple’s Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

Google said it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc’s iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple's Siri feature on its own devices.

BlackBerry working with automakers on anti-hack tool: analyst

BlackBerry Ltd is working with at least two automakers to develop a security service that would remotely scan vehicles for computer viruses and tell drivers to pull over if they were in critical danger.

Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code

Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code.
Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.

Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday.

Global cyber attack fuels concern about US vulnerability disclosures

A global cyber attack on Friday renewed concerns about whether the U.S. National Security Agency and other countries' intelligence services too often hoard software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, rather than quickly alerting technology companies to such flaws.

WATCH | British hospitals, Spanish firms among targets of global ‘ransomware’ attack

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 and infected dozens of other countries around the world.

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Antarctica turns greener as climate changes: study

In a study, researchers reported that plant life on Antarctica, especially moss, is growing rapidly, in the last 50 years.

Australian, Chinese researchers develop world’s thinnest hologram

An Australian-Chinese research team has developed the world's thinnest hologram, it was announced on Friday.

Researchers warn against betting on massive-scale deployment of carbon removal technologies

Two researchers with Stanford University warned against betting the future of the planet on massive-scale deployment of carbon removal technologies.

Another reason bedtime matters for preschoolers

Little kids who have a consistent bedtime routine and limited screen time may get better at regulating their emotions, a recent study suggests.

Global warming heats up extreme weather, deteriorates environment: Nobel laureate

Extreme weather took its toll on Latin American countries such as Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in 2017, leaving communities struggling to rebuild after devastating floods and landslides destroyed lives, homes and roads.

Renewables offer cheaper, more reliable power for PH’s small islands – report

The Philippines can save $200 million a year and build a more reliable energy supply for millions of residents on its small islands by replacing diesel generators with renewable sources such as wind and solar, said a report released on Monday.