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Strong Evidence’ North Korea-Linked Group Was Behind NHS Cyberattack

Strong Evidence’ North Korea-Linked Group Was Behind NHS Cyberattack

Security experts say there are “clear code connections” between the global ransomware attack and a North Korea-linked group.

There is “strong” evidence to suggest a North Korea-linked group was behind last week’s global cyberattack, security experts say.

Simon Choi, director of South Korean anti-virus firm Hauri, said the code used in the attack shared many similarities with previous hacks attributed to North Korea-linked Lazarus Group.

The same collective is believed to have been behind the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and is also suspected of previous attacks on the global financial system. read more

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UK Weather Storm Katie Causes Chaos For Southern England

UK Weather Storm Katie Causes Chaos For Southern England

One man feared dead after 105mph winds and torrential rain batter the south coast.

Police are searching for a man whose kayak is believed to have capsized in the waters of the river Wey, near Guildford, in Surrey, during the aftermath of Storm Katie.

Surrey Police said the unidentified man had overturned at about midday on Easter Monday, when the river was flooded. read more

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BT £12.5bn EE Takeover Cleared By Regulator

BT £12.5bn EE Takeover Cleared By Regulator

The Competition and Markets Authority says it has taken into account a “range of concerns” and unanimously approved the deal.

BT’s £12.5bn takeover of mobile phone firm EE has been cleared following a ten-month investigation by the competition regulator.

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision was largely expected following the release of its provisional findings last autumn.

The watchdog said on Friday that it had taken “extra time” to consider the views of customers and competitors, who had raised fears of rising bills and market dominance in telecoms provision. read more

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Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Tfl Is Changing Some Routes And Zones From 2016

Changes to fares from 2 January 2016

On 2 January, some fares will be changing across our network.

Later in January, pay as you go (with a contactless payment or Oyster card) will be accepted for travel to Gatwick Airport. read more

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Victims At The Scene Report What Happened On Saturday Night

Victims At The Scene Report What Happened On Saturday Night

The suspected Tube station terrorist punched and kicked one of his victims unconscious before knifing him as he lay on the floor, a witness has claimed.

A 56-year-old man was left with “serious” stab wounds and another person was injured during the terror attack last night at Leytonstone Tube station in east London.

Salim Patel, 59, who runs the station shop and saw the attack unfold, said he heard shouts and saw the attacker beat up his victim before leaving him unconscious on the station floor.

He then allegedly walked back over to the stricken man, pulled out his knife and stabbed him in a sawing motion, Mr Patel said. read more

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Tube Station Attack In Leytonstone Tube Station

Tube Station Attack In Leytonstone Tube Station

The stabbing of three people at a Tube station by a man wielding a machete is being treated as a terrorist incident, police have said.

The man reportedly said “This is for Syria” after he launched the attack at Leytonstone station in east London on Saturday night.

Police cordon off Leytonstone Underground Station in east London on Saturday night

Police cordon off Leytonstone Underground Station in east London on Saturday night

Shocking video footage posted online shows a large pool of blood spattered across the floor of the ticket hall as a man is seen threatening other passengers in the station. read more

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Spending Review Result 2015

Spending Review Result 2015

George Osborne has unveiled the results of the government’s spending review; here we analyse the key points in 25 main areas.

Tax credits

  • All cuts to tax credits are to be cancelled.

Rowena Mason, political correspondent: Osborne has clearly surprised his MPs by totally abandoning his tax credit changes, which would have cost affected families up to £1,300 each and caused consternation on his own side as well as the opposition. It is a 100% U-turn since his aides were insisting up until recently that he was committed to the cuts in principle. read more

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Tube strike set to go ahead as last ditch talks fail

Tube strike set to go ahead as last ditch talks fail

Services running normally at Waterloo. No more 50 hours strike

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out on Monday.

A strike by workers on a busy London Underground line is set to go ahead following the failure of last ditch talks to break a deadlocked row over regrading.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based in the Waterloo and City line control room will walk out for 50 hours from 9pm on Monday. read more

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Volkswagen Sued Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen Sued Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

VW’s boss will meet board members later as the firm is sued by consumers and faces a criminal probe over cheating emissions tests.

A law firm is suing Volkswagen in the US over the “defeat devices” used to fool emissions tests on diesel cars.

Lawyer Robert Clifford said the impact was “massive” and that car buyers had not got what they paid for.

He said people were also affected because of “diminution of value” – meaning their car could now be worth less. read more

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100 immigrants caught in Channel Tunnel

100 immigrants caught in Channel Tunnel

Another group of up to 100 illegal immigrants has been caught trying to get into Britain through the Channel Tunnel, Eurotunnel said today.

Passenger services through the tunnel were delayed for several hours and freight services were suspended overnight after the group was caught inside the Eurotunnel compound at Coquelle, north of Calais, at around 9.45pm last night, a spokeswoman for the company said.

The attempt came as a newspaper report claimed Home Secretary David Blunkett had asked the French government to shut down the nearby Red Cross camp at Sangatte, where it is believed the group was from.

Forty-four Afghans were found trying to walk through the tunnel on Wednesday. read more

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