Petya victims given hope by researchers

Petya victims given hope by researchers

A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer. The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine. The potential solution only works if the ransomware secured administration privileges to the machine. However Positive Technologies said the concept is currently too technical for most average computer users to run. “Once you have a proof of concept of how data…

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Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs

Stalking victims being failed, say watchdogs

Victims of harassment and stalking are being left at risk because of failings by police and prosecutors in England and Wales, say two watchdogs. Crimes were not being recorded, said a report by the Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. It also said too many investigations were poorly run and failed to give victims legal protection. Police and prosecution chiefs have pledged to improve performance. Stalking and harassment cases were often misunderstood,…

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John McDonnell: Grenfell victims 'murdered by political decisions'

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims 'murdered by political decisions'

Labour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”. The shadow chancellor made the claims at a Glastonbury Festival event on Sunday – a day after Jeremy Corbyn addressed thousands of people there. Mr McDonnell claimed the decision to “view housing as only for financial speculation” meant the Grenfell Tower victims were “murdered”. He also said closing fire stations “contributed” to the deaths. At least 79 people are…

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London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

London fire: Some victims will be kept unconscious for days

Hospital doctors are keeping some casualties from the Grenfell Tower fire unconscious for several days to allow them to recover from the effects of smoke inhalation. Doctors are currently treating 24 casualties in four hospitals: 12 are in a critical condition. All are said to be suffering from damage to the throat, lungs and airways caused by breathing in smoke. This is the major priority for doctors, rather than external burns. In fact, the BBC…

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Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: 'Hundreds' of other victims

Breast surgeon Ian Paterson case: 'Hundreds' of other victims

Hundreds of patients will seek compensation after a breast surgeon was convicted of carrying out needless operations, solicitors have said. Ian Paterson, 59, was found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent, relating to nine women and one man in the West Midlands. Thompsons Solicitors said 350 women were now bringing a High Court case. A lawyer who investigated Paterson asked how he could “get away with what he was doing” in the NHS…

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Bridge tribute to Westminster victims

Bridge tribute to Westminster victims

People are gathering to mark one week since the Westminster attack, in which four victims and the attacker died. Police officers and hundreds of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association are among those expected to link hands on Westminster Bridge. Similar events are being staged in Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester and Manchester. Earlier, inquests into the victims’ deaths were opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner’s Court. Earlier, the family of a Romanian woman who…

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Sex abuse victims in football 'could number hundreds'

Sex abuse victims in football 'could number hundreds'

“Hundreds” of children may have been sexually abused by figures within football, former England and Tottenham player Paul Stewart has told the BBC. Mr Stewart, who says he was abused by a coach for four years as a child, said the sport could face allegations on the scale of the Jimmy Savile scandal. It comes as the NSPCC said more than 50 people had rung an abuse helpline within two hours of it being set…

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