WANNACRY ATTACK: NHS, major organisations left reeling by co-ordinated hack

  Winnipeg – VIJAY SHAH via Winnipeg Free Press and ReportCA.net Several of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service trusts, as well as numerous large companies across the globe are still recovering from a large-scale ‘unprecedented’ ransomware cyber attack which occurred this weekend, ReportCA.net wrote yesterday. The ‘cyberextortion’ attack, which involved hackers accessing computers via phishing emails, and locking systems and encrypting company data, also affected numerous firms engaged in the manufacturing, finance and transport sectors. Government agencies were also caught up in the debacle. Technicians at the NHS, which offers subsidised healthcare in the U.K., scrambled to limit the … Continue reading WANNACRY ATTACK: NHS, major organisations left reeling by co-ordinated hack

CALGARY STABBING: Man attacked on Friday night; hospitalised

Calgary, CANADA VIJAY SHAH via ReportCA.net An unidentified man was viciously attacked and stabbed in the southwest of the Canadian city of Calgary on Friday night, according to a brief report by online regional news site ReportCA.net yesteday. The man sustained serious stab wounds and was found at around 11:30 pm local time on Friday night. He was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, the site reports. Calgary police officers were called out to a car park close to a pub on 11 Avenue and 8 Street South-West in a touristy part of the city, near the MEC sports … Continue reading CALGARY STABBING: Man attacked on Friday night; hospitalised

CANADA SAVING TIME: Clocks go forward this weekend

Montreal, CANADA VIJAY SHAH via Montreal Gazette and ReportCA.net Residents in most parts of Canada are being notified that they will need to change their clocks an hour forward as much of the country switches from standard time to daylight saving time this weekend, meaning they will technically lose an hour of sleep, the Montreal Gazette reports via ReportCA.net. The time change kicked in on yesterday night towards this morning and those who have not yet made the change are being encouraged to reset their watches and clocks to avoid arriving an hour late for work tomorrow, the Gazette advises. … Continue reading CANADA SAVING TIME: Clocks go forward this weekend