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UK blames Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack

The Russian military was directly behind a “malicious” cyber-attack on Ukraine last summer that spread across Europe, British ministers have said. The UK government has taken the unusual step of publicly accusing Russia of June’s NotPetya ransomware attack. Reckitt Benckiser – maker of Dettol, Durex and Strepsils – was among the UK firms whose sales were affected. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said Russia was “ripping up the rule book” and the UK was duty-bound to respond. Russia has denied responsibility for the NotPetya attack – which is estimated to have…

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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho blames poor Old Trafford form on balls boys

Mourinho lambasts a ball boy during a Premier League game Saturday, January 6, 2018 Jose Mourinho has blamed Manchester United’s poor form at Old Trafford on the ball boys. According to The Sun, Mourinho believes the youngsters are not quick enough at returning the ball to the field of play. As a result, any chances of quick-fire attacks are ruined. The kids are picked from the Manchester United foundation in their early teens and selected from 19 local schools. In December, Mourinho equalled a club record by going an incredible…

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Jose Mourinho blames referees for bad form as Manchester United held at home to Southampton

The United boss cited the decision-making of the referees as a reason for his side’s bad results Saturday, December 30, 2017 Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed bad refereeing decisions have cost his team points in recent games after the Red Devils played out a goalless draw against Southampton at Old Trafford. United were lacklustre throughout, creating few goalscoring opportunities, but could have been awarded a penalty when Jesse Lingard’s flick struck the hand of Maya Yoshida in the first-half but referee Craig Pawson was not interested in Lingard’s…

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Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry

The US administration has said North Korea was “directly responsible” for the WannaCry malware attack affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year. The attack is said to have hit more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, causing billions of dollars of damage. Thomas Bossert, an aide to US President Donald Trump, made the accusation in the Wall Street Journal newspaper. It is the first time the US has blamed the country officially for the worm. Mr Bossert, who advises the president on homeland security, said the…

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EA Blames Star Wars Canon For Its Greedy, Wretched Battlefront 2 Design

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are a lot of ways that EA could deal with its Battlefront 2 program. The company could announce it was redesigning the progression system so that early players didn’t have a huge advantage over those who bought the game later. It could bring its microtransaction ideas back, but use them for cosmetic upgrades that don’t affect gameplay. But being EA, it decided to double down on the worst aspects of game design. And now…

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MP blames death threats on paper's headline

Ex-Tory minister Anna Soubry says her office has received 13 death threats since a newspaper front page named her as one of 15 “Brexit mutineers”. The pro-EU Remain supporter said the police took the threats seriously and had passed two cases to prosecutors. She said she had been “really quite frightened” and blamed the threats on Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph front page. The paper’s editor defended what he called “the legitimate actions and language of a free press”. The story concerned Conservative MPs planning to rebel against the government’s bid to…

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Freeview blames air pressure for TV disruption

Freeview has said that high air pressure is the cause of disruption being experienced by some of its users in England and Wales. The service provides access to digital TV channels through aerials, making it possible to watch programmes without a satellite or cable subscription. The Downdetector website indicates the issue began on Tuesday evening. Some viewers have complained they missed The Great British Bake Off final as a consequence. Freeview said it was unable to remedy the problem until weather conditions changed. “We recommend that you do not retune…

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