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'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets false alert of missile attack from 'wrong button'

'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets false alert of missile attack from 'wrong button'

World
People in Hawaii woke up Saturday to emergency alerts sent to their mobile phones and broadcast on radio and TV warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack. The alert turned out to be false and the result of human error. But for the more than 30 minutes it took before a corrected message was broadcast, the alert caused panic around the state. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii wrote on Twitter that "the whole state was terrified." The false emergency alert apparently happened because "the wrong button was pushed," Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki said in a statement. "This system we have been told to rely upon failed and failed miserably today," Saiki said. "I am deeply troubled by this misstep that could have had dire consequences." He added, "Apparently, the wrong button was pushed a...
Trump administration blames NKorea for big ransomware attack

Trump administration blames NKorea for big ransomware attack

Technology
President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday night that North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry ransomware attack and that Pyongyang will be held accountable for it. Bossert said the administration's finding of responsibility is based on evidence and confirmed by other governments and private companies, including the United Kingdom and Microsoft. "North Korea has acted especially badly, largely unchecked, for more than a decade, and its malicious behavior is growing more egregious. WannaCry was indiscriminately ...
Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

Trump Putin call: CIA helped stop Russia terror attack

World
Information provided by the CIA helped Russian security services foil an attack on St Petersburg's Kazan cathedral, US and Russian leaders say.President Vladimir Putin phoned Donald Trump to thank him for the information, the White House and Kremlin confirmed.The attack was allegedly planned to take place on Saturday, Russia says.A White House statement said "terrorists" were captured prior to an attack "that could have killed large numbers of people".Russia's FSB security service said in a statement on Friday that it had detained seven members of a cell of Islamic State supporters and seized a significant amount of explosives, weapons and extremist literature.The cell was planning to carry out a suicide attack at a religious institution and kill citizens on Saturday, the FSB statement sai...
Massive Attack on Pete Tong over use of track

Massive Attack on Pete Tong over use of track

Entertainment
DJ Pete Tong is under fire from Massive Attack for using one of their songs in his latest album without permission.A version of their 1991 hit Unfinished Symphony features on Tong's Ibiza Classics album, which was released earlier this year and is the subject of his ongoing UK tour.The Brit Award-winning band have asked the DJ to donate proceeds from his shows to a refugee charity that they support as a form of compensation for using the track.Image:Massive Attack described Tong's show as a 'nightmare nostalgia roadshow'Robert Del Naja - one of the group's founding members - posted on the official Massive Attack Facebook page: "Dear Pete Tong. Thanks for covering one of our songs on your nostalgia nightmare roadshow."I don't recollect you getting in touch to see if we would mind, but for y...
Jose Mourinho launches scathing attack on Manchester City players ahead of Manchester derby

Jose Mourinho launches scathing attack on Manchester City players ahead of Manchester derby

Sports
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City's players go down very easily, with the Manchester United boss saying it only takes a "little bit of wind" to knock them over.The 175th Manchester derby is comfortably the biggest match of the Premier League season so far as second-place United attempt to claw back Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders.Eight points is the gap ahead of Sunday's mouth-watering Old Trafford encounter and Mourinho has looked to disrupt rivals City before a ball is kicked.While full of praise for Guardiola's side, the Portuguese used the opportunity to underline the unbeaten league leaders' apparent tendency to go to the deck."They are a good team," Mourinho said. "They defend well, they react well to the moment they lose the ball."They have a good dynamic in attack, they have c...