Russian court freezes $3 bln of Sistema assets in Rosneft case
Russian court freezes $3 bln of Sistema assets in Rosneft case
Petya cyberattack: new ransomware spreading fast
28 June, 2017, 05:17
English edition of Asharq Al-Awsat - the world's premier pan-Arab daily.
Russia's oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that it was hit by a large-scale cyberattack on its servers, which has not affected its oil production due to a timely switch to a backup control system.
Rosneft is suing Sistema for 170.6 billion roubles ($2.9 billion) in damages over the purchase of oil producer Bashneft.
A massive cyberattack via a ransomware virus dubbed Petya has paralyzed dozens of businesses in Ukraine and neighboring Russian Federation, dpa cited state news agencies as reporting Tuesday.
New Zealand's government cyber safety authority Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has not yet had any reports of ransomware attacks, but offered security advice through its website.
The court will continue hearing the case on July 12, Russian news agencies reported.
As a result it could miss out on about 15 billion roubles in dividends from subsidiaries this year, potentially limiting its scope for acquisitions, according to analyst estimates.
In Ukraine, Yevhen Dykhne, director of Boryspyl Airport, said it had been hit by a cyber attack.
"According to our data, more than 80 companies in Russian Federation and Ukraine have suffered as a result of the attack with the help of the virus-encryptor Petya", head of Group-IB Valery Baulin was quoted by Russia's RNS news agency as saying.
One of the victims of Tuesday's cyber attack, a Ukrainian media company, said its computers were blocked and it had received a demand for $300 worth of the Bitcoin crypto-currency to restore access to its files.
They need a forward big-time, partly to show pending 2018 free agent John Tavares they're serious about contending. Goaltenders Jean-Francois Berube (NY Islanders ), Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh), Calvin Pickard (Colorado).
We don't know who sent them; the message, which attacked the "bourgeoisie", struck some observers as a possible dirty trick. On "The Five" tonight, Jesse Watters said Pelosi fundamentally doesn't understand America or Americans.
The person who provided the information not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. But Hodgkinson did bring with him an SKS rifle and a handgun. "The guy was very cordial", the sheriff said.
AMC Entertainment, Applebee's and Ashley Furniture are among its 10 biggest customers, according to an investor presentation. Buffett is a believer in the real estate space and in 2016 said there is no bubble , Business Insider noted.
D'Antoni won Coach of the Year honors for the second time, adding to the 2004-05 season award with the Phoenix Suns . Mike D'Antoni played for the Thundering Herd from 1970 to 1973, following his brother as a player from 1966 to 1969.
Police has arrested three more persons in connection to the case of lynching of DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith on Saturday. Meanwhile, the J&K government removed Shajjad Khaliq from the post of SP North and posted Sajjad Shah in his place.
Bona fide connections to entities, it said, must be "formal" and "documented". "Hardly any of those people can come here anyway. The dissent from Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch argued the travel ban should be fully implemented.
Twins: RHP Phil Hughes (sore arm) threw a scoreless inning Saturday for Triple-A Rochester on a minor league rehab assignment. He made an excellent base running read on a Jason Castro double that allowed him to score and made a nice play in the field.
It said only that "the activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017, chemical weapons attack". An Israeli military assessment also found that Assad's regime was still in possession of "a few tons" of chemical weapons.
The court also agreed to take up a case that touches on Kennedy's landmark 2015 opinion clearing the way for same-sex marriage. And that led Senate Republicans to change the rules to end filibusters of Supreme Court nominations.
Christian Karembau believes Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave the club, despite talks that he wants to leave. The playmaking Englishman is now 35 years old and despite his age has extended his stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Israel annexed the Golan area following the Six-Day War in 1967, but the move was never recognized by the global community. Israeli aircraft targeted three positions from which the projectiles were fired, the IDF said.
Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness
Steele, the district attorney from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania , has already said he will seek a new trial against Cosby. Still, legal experts say, it won't be impossible to find 12 people to sit in judgment of Cosby, who turns 80 next month.
New Southern California wildfire grows to 125 acres
California Highway Patrol officers say the blaze was started by a truck that caught on fire after it was involved in an accident. Two people were hospitalized in the solo-vehicle crash and subsequent auto fire that caused the wildfire on Monday afternoon.
Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) Stock Soars on Waymo Deal
The move proved to be quite positive for the latter's share price, which rose by 12.5 percent this morning once news broke. It'll also handle regular maintenance of Waymo's Pacificas, including cleaning and mechanical service.
Disneyland devotee visits park for 2000 days in a row
Along the way he's met many celebrities, and tried the food at almost every restaurant saying, " Pizza Port is my go to place ". The Huntington Beach resident made a plan on New Year's Day 2012: Visit Disneyland every day for an entire year.
Oregon testing mosquitoes for Zika virus
Fifty-one Oregonians were infected with the virus a year ago - all from travel-related exposure, the Statesman Journal reported . Symptoms often include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash.
AP analysis shows more unopposed Missouri races, GOP edge
Nevada's districts were decided by a court, but Republicans complained at the time that they appeared more favorable to Democrats. Democrats won 37 of 65 House seats, theoretically five more than would be expected based on their statewide vote share.
Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest
At the hearing, Comey told the committee "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", giving the President the go-ahead to release the tapes. But Trump and Spicer's comments Friday went a step further, readily admitting that there was intent to influence Comey.
Microsoft Wants To Bring Xbox Emulation Onto The PC
The Xbox One X will release November 7, 2017. "The majority of our consoles that are sold next year will be [Xbox One] S. If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there.
United States warplane downs 'hostile' Syria drone
Prior to that shoot down, USA aircraft struck pro-Syrian regime forces as they advanced on At Tanf. The drone was downed just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone, according to the officials.