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Companies are being held to ransom. Should they pay up to get back online?

Companies are being held to ransom. Should they pay up to get back online?

A devastating ransomware attack on a critical fuel pipeline in the United States has highlighted the growing threat that cyber criminals pose to the world’s largest corporations and strategic infrastructure. It also raises a thorny question: should companies held to ransom yield to extortionists or resist making payments? Often it’s a choice between regaining access…MORE

Liz Cheney loses House Republican leadership post over feud with Trump

Liz Cheney loses House Republican leadership post over feud with Trump

Rep. Liz Cheney lost her post in the House Republican leadership on Wednesday after publicly rejecting for months former President Donald Trump’s lie that he won the 2020 presidential election. House Republicans ousted Cheney in a voice vote behind closed doors, so there will be no tally of those who supported or opposed her. The…MORE

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

Perseverance rover is ready to unlock the history of Mars

For the past month, the Perseverance rover has spent much of its time documenting the flights of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. In between those events, the rover has also been taking in the local view and spied a multitude of intriguing rocks. Now, Perseverance is gearing up to conduct its primary mission: studying Jezero…MORE

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A woman who is recovering from a liver transplant not only has a new lifesaving organ, but one that made history. That’s thanks to Cecil Lockhart from Welch, West Virginia, who died at age 95 on May 4, making him the oldest organ donor in United States history, according the Center for Organ Recovery &…MORE

More than 40% of expats in a new survey are thinking of leaving Hong Kong

More than 40% of expats in a new survey are thinking of leaving Hong Kong

More than 40% of expats surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong say they’re considering moving away from the former British colony as China’s influence grows and the city continues to enforce stringent quarantine rules. In a report released on Wednesday, the largest international chamber in Hong Kong found that 42% of…MORE

This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

With a new demographic now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, public health officials hoping to fight variants will have to adjust their strategy to convince 12 to 15-year-olds and their parents to sign up for inoculations. “Here we have to speak not only to the patient, the adolescent, but also their parents and guardians to make…MORE