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Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

May 17, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media on Wednesday criticized the United States for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry “ransomware” attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days. The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) should shoulder some blame for the attack, which targets vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp systems and has infected some 30,000 Chinese organizations as of Saturday, the China Daily said. “Concerted efforts to tackle cyber crimes have been hindered by the actions of the…

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Researchers see possible North Korea link to global cyber attack

May 16, 2017 By Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they said could link North Korea with the global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday. Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation. “This is the best clue…

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Airbnb, Xiaozhu in talks over overseas collaboration: China Daily

April 5, 2017 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese home-sharing platform Xiaozhu is in talks with its U.S. counterpart Airbnb to cooperate on data and resources in overseas markets such as Japan and South Korea, the China Daily newspaper reported. Xiaozhu’s chief executive Chen Chi told the newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday that the partnership was also likely to cover China, but talks were in early stages. “Different from the car-hailing sector, where Chinese player Didi Chuxing competed fiercely against its U.S. rival Uber Technologies Inc. We are more willing…

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