The attacks apparently exploited a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency (NSA). The cyberattack was initially believed to target only hospitals in the United Kingdom, but it turned out to be a worldwide attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May said.
Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malicious software behind the attack in over 70 countries, although both said the attack had hit Russian Federation the hardest. Alan Woodward, visiting professor of computing at the University of Surrey, said there was evidence the ransomware was spreading using a Microsoft flaw exposed in a recent leak of information from US intelligence agencies.
The Chinese Defense Ministry has announced the successful testing of a new type of missile which analysts say is a response to the deployment of the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea. The US said the THAAD deployment was aimed at countering any missile attack by North Korea against South Korea, Japan and US itself. China has reportedly tested a new missile in an area near the Korean peninsula.
It was the final European game at the Calderon before Atletico moves into a new venue next season. Juventus, who registered 2-0 win in the first leg of the semi-final clash at The Stade Louis II, went on to claim a 2-1 win over Monaco in the second leg to book their place in the summit showdown.
Putin made the comment after Moon said the foremost task to boost cooperation between the two countries was to strengthen strategic bilateral communication to find a solution to curb North Korea's nuclear threat, the Blue House said in a statement.
He said a pre-emptive strike on his country would not be possible because they would turn United States assets in the region "to ashes" at the first sign of movement towards an attack. "A relevant institution of the DPRK detained American citizen Kim Hak Song on May 6 under a law of the DPRK on suspension of his hostile acts against it", read the North Korean announcement, as transcribed by Reuters .