NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international investigation. Security sources have told the BBC that the NCSC believes that a hacking group known as Lazarus launched the attack. The US Computer Emergency Response Team has also warned about Lazarus. The same group…

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North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea 'detains US citizen Kim Hak-song'

North Korea says it has detained a US citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state. Kim Hak-song worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) and was held on 6 May, state-run news agency KCNA said. Three other US citizens are currently held in North Korea, including Kim Sang-duck, who had taught at PUST. The US has in the past accused North Korea of detaining its citizens to use them as…

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North Korea crisis: North in another 'failed' missile launch

North Korea crisis: North in another 'failed' missile launch

North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say. The missile exploded shortly after take-off, they said – the second failed launch in the past fortnight. US President Donald Trump accused North Korea of showing “disrespect” towards China and its president. The missile was fired from a site in South Pyeongan province, north of Pyongyang, in the early hours of Saturday local time, South Korea said. Mr Trump tweeted: “North…

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North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

North Korea faces tighter sanctions under Trump strategy

The US is to tighten sanctions on North Korea and step up diplomatic moves aimed at pressuring the country to end its nuclear and missile programmes. President Donald Trump’s strategy was announced after a special briefing for US senators. Earlier, the top US commander in the Pacific defended the deployment of an advanced missile defence system in South Korea. Tensions have risen amid fears the North is planning new weapons tests. “The United States seeks…

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North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea

Media playback is unsupported on your device A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test. The missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships led by aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. North Korea is celebrating its army’s 85th founding anniversary on Tuesday. It marked the event with a large-scale firing drill, South Korea said. Tensions have risen in the area in recent…

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North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister told the BBC Pyongyang would continue to test missiles and would launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike if it thought the US was planning an attack. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China opposed words or actions that could further raise tension. North Korea-US tension is growing….

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Ellie Goulding Drives the First Range Rover Velar in North America

Ellie Goulding Drives the First Range Rover Velar in North America

Photos credited to: Range Rover Some girls have all the luck. Singer Ellie Goulding this month became the first lay-person to drive Range Rover’s new Velar—the fourth member of the Range Rover family—at the vehicle’s spectacular U.S. debut in New York City.   [embedded content]  The Velar’s coming-out party featured an exclusive live performance by Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, which was broadcast live online. The singer’s NYC show preceded a charity auction of…

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North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC

North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea will continue to test missiles, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang, despite international condemnation and growing military tensions with the US. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth. He said that an “all-out war” would result if the US took military action. Earlier, US Vice-President Mike Pence warned…

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