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Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

Technology
BBC / Getty ImagesMore than 3,000 UK email servers remain at risk from the global Microsoft Exchange email flaw, officials believe.The National Cyber Security Centre said it estimated 7,000 servers had been affected by the flaw in the UK and only half had been secured.It said malicious software had been detected on 2,300 machines but it had helped businesses remove it.The agency said it was "vital" that all affected businesses took action to secure their email servers.The announcement reveals the scale of the problem among UK companies for the first time since the global security flaw emerged last week.Ransomware groups have begun using the flaw to install their malicious programs, the NCSC warned - though there was no evidence of widespread ransomware attacks on UK companies so far.Once i...
Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

Ireland 13-15 France: France make it two out of two while Ireland remain without a win

Sports
Ireland: (3) 13Try: Kelleher Con: R Byrne Pen: Burns, R Byrne France: (10) 15Tries: Ollivon, Penaud Cons: Jalibert Pen: JalibertFrance kept their Grand Slam aspirations intact with a scrappy 15-13 win over Ireland, who remain without a win in this year's Six Nations.Charles Ollivon scored the sole try of the first half after a passage of attacking brilliance from the visitors.Damian Penaud touched down for the second try in the 55th minute.Ireland began to show some fight and Ronan Kelleher's opportunistic try and a Ross Byrne penalty set-up a grandstand finish, but France held on.Far from their free-flowing best, Fabien Galthie's side found two moments of real flair in a match low on quality, and that ultimately proved the difference between the sides.Ireland will cling onto the heart tha...
Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Dangerous products remain for sale on Wish

Technology
Products that could cause electric shock or fires remain for sale on Wish.com despite being highlighted in a BBC Watchdog investigation.Hair clippers and a hair dryer were among items flagged on Wednesday. They are still available on Wish's site.The US company's failure to remove them was "extremely concerning", the charity Electrical Safety First's chief executive Lesley Rudd said.Wish said sellers on its platform were responsible for their goods' safety.But it has not responded to a question about why it has not removed the listings now the matter has been brought to its attention.Shoppers warned against buying cheap electronics onlineAmazon and eBay 'listing unsafe toys for sale'The dangerous items highlighted in the BBC's Watchdog programme, on Tuesday evening on The One Show, included...
U.S. troops to leave Somalia but remain in East Africa

U.S. troops to leave Somalia but remain in East Africa

Business
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Although U.S. troops are leaving Somalia, they will be deployed elsewhere in East Africa, the U.S. Africa Command leader said. The Pentagon announced Dec. 4 that, under orders from President Donald Trump, U.S. personnel and assets will be removed from Somalia by early 2021. Advertisement The troops are involved in combating the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabab, training local forces and protecting Baledogle Airfield in southern Somalia. The U.S. forces will likely go to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti or Manda Bay in Kenya, two countries that are adjacent to Somalia, but AFRICOM commander Gen. Stephen Townsend did not mention locations in his statement. "I directed the activation of a joint task force, JTF-Quartz, built around the headquarters of Special Operations Command-A...

IPO market in both the U.S. and China to remain strong in the near term, VC exec says

Finance
A cyclist rides before the city skyline at Marina Bay in Singapore.Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Going public is expected to the be the main exit road for most start-ups in the near term as corporations are likely to put their merger and acquisition plans on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the CEO of Vertex Holdings.Vertex is the venture capital arm of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and has more than $ 3 billion in assets under management as well as over 200 active portfolio companies. It has six network funds that invest in early-stage tech start-ups, health care start-ups and growth-stage companies spanning across places like the U.S., China, Israel, Southeast Asia and India."I think the IPO market is still going to continue to be strong bas...