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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11 o'clock: work to restore nhs computer systems will continue throughout the weekend, following the cyber attack. the home secretary says it's not known who is responsible. we are working very hard to make sure that we help the nhs that their systems back in order and so far we have had a reassurance from them. no patient data has been compromised. thousands of organisations in around 100 countries are known to have been affected by the international attack. europe all says the scale is unprecedented. europol. labour's deputy leader tom watson warns his party faces a "margaret thatcher style" landslide defeat, if it doesn't improve ahead of the election. also in the next hour. from horse heads to monkeys, it can only be eurovision. but will the uk be able to blame a brexit backlash this year? we'll look ahead to tonight's event. in sport, chelsea are triumphant and win the premier league title — in antonio conte‘s, first season in charge. and later on bbc news,
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dateline london. international correspondents based in london will cast a critical eye over the weeks big news stories. that's coming up at 11:30. good morning and welcome to bbc news. routine appointments and operations at some hospitals remain cancelled this morning after nhs organisations across england and scotland were disrupted by a global cyber attack. some doctors have been unable to access patient records, while a number of hospitals are asking patients not to attend unless it's urgent. there's no evidence that patient data has been stolen. the first indication that something was wrong was mid—afternoon yesterday, when some hospital trusts and gp surgeries reported being locked out of their computers. vital information such as patient
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records and appointment schedules, became inaccessible. it meant operations were cancelled, patients were sent home and ambulances were diverted. the home secretary, amber rudd, says that around 45 trusts and some surgeries in england and scotland had been affected. the prime minister, theresa may, said the incident was not an attack on the nhs, but part of a wider problem affecting up to 100 countries. europol has said the global cyber attack is of an unprecedented global level and will require a complex international investigation into work out who is behind it. our correspondent richard slee reports. this was the message that popped up on countless computers across the nhs. it says the system is locked and no files can be accessed until they ransom is paid. the cyber attack had an immediate effect on patient services. this man's heart operation in london was cancelled. i was all cannulaed up. i've been shaved down the front because they were going to open me up.
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my arms have been shaved. i was ready to go, nil by mouth. as well as hospitals in england, about half of the health boards in scotland have been affected in some way. but there have been no cyber attacks on health services in wales or northern ireland. one theory is that the nhs may have been vulnerable because it was using old computer systems that did not have the latest updates. this kind of sustained, wide attack on an organisation does force it to look at its it—update regime, making sure not only are its operating systems up to scratch, but its protective regimes are up to scratch. i think it is probably worth the nhs and national cyber security centre looking at that to make sure there were not any basic health measures that could have been put in place which would have stopped this before they look at the wider, longer—term investment necessity for an organisation which is clearly so it dependent. the home secretary, amber rudd, is confident patient information has
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not been compromised and says that not only will ransoms not be paid, but efforts are under way to find out who is responsible. we are talking to international partners, because this is an international attack. so we have good relationships with different countries who have been impacted and we are sharing information to find out how best to address it, how best to end it, but also, how to find out who has done it and how to make sure we have the right defences. it is notjust the nhs in the uk that has been a victim of this cyber attack. it is now thought that organisations in as many as 99 countries have been hit, including the usa, china and russia. ransomware is now a common form of cybercrime, which often arrives in a link attached to an e—mail. if clicked on, the malware downloads and quickly infects the computer. then a message comes up demanding a fee to unlock the data. microsoft had warned about a threat to its operating systems a couple of months ago and this morning
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announced it has rolled out a new update for users of older operating systems, including windows xp. disruption in the nhs is expected to last for some days, but emergency admissions are not affected. and we have been saying, this attack is not confined to the uk. joining me now via webcam, from finland is mikko hypponen. he's a global security expert at the cyber security company f—secu re. thank you for being with us this morning. let me ask you first of all, what is your understanding of the global impact this is having? we are tracking infections in over 130,000 computers over the world. even that is only a partial picture because we do not see inside organisations network, we only see the publicly accessible infected computers. those are in over 100 different countries. this is a
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ra nsomwa re. different countries. this is a ransomware. it different countries. this is a ra nsomwa re. it is different countries. this is a ransomware. it is conditional on you making a payment through bit cloying to get your access back to your computer —— bitcoin. there is a threat with this, if you do not comply within a certain number of days, your files will be destroyed. is that a credible threat or is it pa rt is that a credible threat or is it part of the future of these attacks? first of all, ransomware, the claims they make it true. typically. you will get your files back if you pay the ransom. we do not recommend that anybody because it will make the problem worse. we are tracking at least 100 of these. we will see more gangs like this making money as more people pay the ransom. the ransom trudging in question actually increases the ransom demand every three days. ——. the critical
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reminder for three days. ——. the critical reminderfor people is three days. ——. the critical reminder for people is you need to back—up your information. they need to have alternative storage or standards of sources. to have alternative storage or standards of sourcesli to have alternative storage or standards of sources. i suspect a lot of us do not do that. that is when these things become damaging. in terms of the range of organisations affected, we are hearing big commercial companies. renault has said in a last have i we re renault has said in a last have i were it is assessing the impact it is having on its business. you might not be surprised that some of the public sector is behind the times in terms of cyber security. you surprised that these international and commercial organisations appear to be vulnerable in this way? when will get the victims around the world, we see the largest infections in russia and india. that is a good indication of what is at play. what does that play is large organisations which are running legacy operating systems. whether it is in the east or west, it is hard to keep up all the systems with the latest operating system. it's a
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challenge. the outcome is what we are seeing here. when you are running windows xp or windows 2000, you are vulnerable to attacks like this. do you expect that attack to continue? it is left to be seen. we believe the attacker is behind this are probably scared. they probably didn't realise how big a deal this would have become. this is the biggest ransom trojan in history. you're not looking to get into headlines. it is bad for your business. that is what happened with this attack. thank you very much for being with us this morning and giving us an insight into the impact this is happening around the world. let's turn back to the uk. with me is our technology correspondent, chris foxx. let me ask you about the issue of windows explorer. how widely is this still being used as an operating system ? still being used as an operating system? lots of companies still have a dating submitting systems running because some businesses need
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specific software —— outdated. here at the bbc we have software that we need to use. we had an old computer using windows 98 to print off photos in my old job. as long as those machines are not connected to the internet they are low risk. but if you have spent a lot of money developing specific software for that purpose, and you version comes along and it does not work, not only have you got to update their hardware, you have to get engineers to re—make your software. it is easy to re—make your software. it is easy to see why people do not do this. how quickly has this virus spread? 0vernight researchers are digging into the cold. it seems people were not downloading this on e—mail attachments. it was a worm getting in automatically. 0nce attachments. it was a worm getting in automatically. once it is on a system... in automatically. once it is on a system. . . that in automatically. once it is on a system... that will relieve a lot of people! was not theirfault —— system... that will relieve a lot of people! was not their fault —— the it managers will be stressed. once
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it has spread, there seems to have been a kill switch built into the ra nsomwa re been a kill switch built into the ransomware foot pedals looking for a web address. it was like someone had taken ina web address. it was like someone had taken in a web address. nobody had registered it. want security —— one security operator has registered this web address. there is a web address for it to find. yes, so it isn't replicating it. some research isn't replicating it. some research is saved this code looks like amateur hour. it probably was not expected to go as widespread as it has done. it may be somebody having a play and they may be surprised by quite how white the impact of their actions have been. yes. they were thatis actions have been. yes. they were that is distributing this ransomware can very easily be changed. the payload, the ra nsomwa re can very easily be changed. the payload, the ransomware it is delivering, can deliver something else. it seems the actual worm that is spreading the ransomware could have been connected to those leaks
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from the nsa in america back in april. they had some of their tools they were using leaked on the internet by hackers who wanted to expose some of the tools they were using and now criminals are re—versioning for them for their own purposes. microsoft issued a patch for the worm so it could not be used but not everybody has applied that patch and as of last night they said they are going to create the patch for windows xp, even though they do not officially supported any more. they said that this one time they will fix the hall. that. more people getting infected. it will not help you if you already are. what are the prospects of being able to stop money being transferred if people had paid the ransom? any way of preventing that? the reason people at four ransom in bitcoin, is because it is hard to trace. 0ne security researcher has collected information about how much money they have made. it is a total of
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about £12,000. small sums comparatively for the amount of shropshire. that is also good news because we should not be encouraging criminals by paying these ransoms. it can be scary if it pops up on your screen but ideally seek some advice and you will be able to restore from back—up. advice and you will be able to restore from back-up. fold the it manager. somebody who does not ask you just switched it on and off ain! you just switched it on and off again! i have a feeling we will talk to you again before the day is out. thank you. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has warned the conservatives could win a "margaret thatcher—style landslide" if they maintain their current lead in the opinion polls. mr watson told the guardian that it would be "very, very difficult" to turn the poll numbers around, and labour had and labour had a "mountain to climb" but the party is determined to do it. mrs thatcher won majorities of 144 in 1983 and 101 in 1987. meanwhile the conservatives want to give people the power to demand that social media companies delete any embarrassing content they posted online before the age of 18. they're proposing legislation
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where firms would be fined if they refuse to comply. but labour has questioned whether the legislation would be enforceable, given that most of the largest companies are based abroad. with me now is our political correspondent leila nathoo. let's talk whether labour party. in one sense he is only telling us what we know if we read the papers and believe the opinion polls but in another sense, if he is saying it, he might have some sense of it on the ground. he is deputy leader of the ground. he is deputy leader of the labour party, he must be relating some concern about what is actually happening when candidates talk to voters. i think you are right. there are many interpretations of these comments. in one sense, it is a statement of the obvious. anyone who has read the opinion polls would say labour has a tough task ahead. some of the opinion polls but the conservatives as much as 20 point in front. in the local elections, there was not much indication of a ground swell of
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support for labour. it is not likely be is on the front foot in this election. you may say tom watson is just saying what we have to do, he was positive about the manifesto. lots of exciting ideas. get out there but for your local labour candidate. but here's the deputy labour leader. this pessimism at this point in the election campaign whenjeremy this point in the election campaign when jeremy corbyn this point in the election campaign whenjeremy corbyn is trying to say we are in it too wet, going out there and the election is a foregone conclusion... what they used to call not being on message. conclusion... what they used to call not being on messagelj conclusion... what they used to call not being on message. i do not think it is completely different to what other people have been saying, to say it is a tough task for labour. there is a sense that there should be rallying the troops at this point, keeping spirits up and saying we can do this if we try. is there a message potentially as well to people who are reluctant to vote labour because they do not like the ma nifesto labour because they do not like the manifesto or they don't like the prospect ofjeremy corbyn as prime minister? to say, vote labour because you may be ensuring there
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are enough opposition mps to hold the government to account. that is the government to account. that is the warning. saying, if you are sitting on the fence and undecided, here is the prospect of a huge tory majority, 100 plus majority of conservative mps in parliament. this means theresa may will have a free ride to do what she once in government. with no parliamentary opposition. that is the scare tactic to people who might not like the sound of that. it is also to try and appealed to labour voters are labour supporters who may have doubts about jeremy corbyn, you may have doubts, to say there is four weeks, still time to make this happen. the conservatives may regret that they decided to make today's cyber security day in their campaign but this is obviously unconnected but a specific proposal about protection of people's pasts. we know that you can wipe your past, you can apply to wipe your past, so it can't be found on searches. why do they think this is specifically necessary for
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peoples pasts before they were 18? there is the sense that many of us make have been posting embarrassing comments, embarrassing photos when we we re comments, embarrassing photos when we were younger. and at the age of 18. later in life you may get to the point where you don't want that to come back to haunt you. the idea the conservative proposal is that people should be able to apply to social media companies to say they want this white. everything before the age of 18. whether they will be able to enforce that... conservatives will say they will legislate for this. the home secretary amber rudd today talking about working with the social media companies. i don't know whether this will be a voluntary agreement but how this will be able to be enforced. many of these companies are based abroad. with the 400 uk jurisdiction? labour are saying this is tough talk but they can't do anything about this. but there's a sense that more needs to be done, social media companies need to more responsibility. there are things in this package of protecting
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children from harmful content online. i think they're trying to tap into the sense that because many of us are using social media and putting so much out there, there needs to be is more responsibility on the part of the companies to protect and delete what we were doing. thank you. the us president donald trump has refused to confirm or deny whether the white house secretly recorded telephone calls and meetings. yesterday he seems to imply to james comey that he could produce tapes of their conversation. the senior north korean diplomat has said that pyongyang is willing to hold talks with the us. their news agency has said that the north's director—general for agency has said that the north's director—generalfor us agency has said that the north's director—general for us affairs made the comments. it follows months of rising tensions over the ballistic missile aisle and nuclear programme. pope francis has canonised two
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portuguese children — who had visions of the virgin mary 100 years ago — at a mass at the spot where they reported seeing her. the pope has held a mass for the tens of thousands of pilgrims that have gathered in fatima in portugal this morning. it was on this day in 1917, while they were grazing their sheep, the children saw the first of several visions of the virgin mary. they said she revealed certain premonitions of the future to them — ...weare we are seeing pictures of the mass taking place and prey is taking place in fatima. the two children content actually died very soon after divisions at fatima. they died in 1919 after the influenza epidemic that swept through europe and killed hundreds of thousands of people. there is pope francis carrying out mass and the canonisation of these two young children who had a remarkable story to tell. tonight it
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is eurovision. could this be the year britain bounces back? lucy jones is representing us internet‘s correspondent in ukraine. singing. it's eurovision 2017, and it's all rather confusing. take azerbaijan's entry. a horse head on a ladder. why? the audience is not understanding it. i am leaving the whole meaning to them. oh, well, that's clear, then(!) and what is going on with one of the favourites, italy, this year? why the monkey? why the ape? "the monkey," francesco gabbani tells me, "is a symbol that at the end of the day we are all naked apes." among the frontrunners are bulgaria and portugal. but what about the united kingdom?
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you know, there was a time when the uk was always a contender in eurovision. we always seemed to be in with a shot at the top spot. more recently we have been propping up the table. but could this be the year that britain is back? at rehearsals, luciejones has been wowing everybody with her power ballad, never give up on you. i am hoping that i will go home with the respect of the nation that watched the show at home. if the uk wants success in eurovision, this could be our golden opportunity. breaking news on our top story, the cyber attack which has affected
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businesses and public sector organisations in more than 100 countries. downing street has confirmed there will be a meeting of the cabinet office briefing room. that is the cobra meeting, always convened when there is a major incident of concern on security grounds in this country. it will be chaired by the home secretary amber rudd, it will be discussing the cyber attack. downing street says the prime minister will be kept informed. let's talk now about sport and what is happening. good morning. so chelsea have done it — a 1—0 win at west brom gave them the premier league title with two games to spare. they had to wait until the last ten minutes of the match, though — substitute michy batshuayi the unlikely hero, after a season of struggle for him. manager antonio conte can now set his sights on the double — chelsea have an fa cup final against arsenal to look forward to. there was one other game last night
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— ross barkley gave everton a 1—0 win over watford. swansea will secure a seventh season in the premier league if they win at sunderland today, and hull lose at crystal palace tomorrow. the swans are unbeaten in their last three games. 0ur spirit has been excellent. another boost in confidence continues the good run we are on. no going back to the stoke game which was an absolute must win. back that up was an absolute must win. back that up with manchester united playing well. a very good site at everton. they are all encouraging things into last two games. in today's lunchtime kick—off, manchester city take celtic are two matches away, from completing an unbeaten season, in the scottish premiership, after winning 3—1 at aberdeen. all the goals came in a frantic first 12 minutes. celtic‘s league tally
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is now 100 points — and they'll be going for a domestic treble in two weeks' time, when they take on aberdeen, again, in the scottish cup final. the early kick—off today is rangers versus hearts — and later on, bottom side inverness caledonian thistle will try to improve their chances of staying up — they're away to kilmarnock. and dundee united will face falkirk in the scottish premiership promotion play—off semi—finals after beating greenock morton 3—0 last night, 5—1 overall. birmingham city ladies say they will not fear manchester city, in today's women's fa cup final at wembley. it's live on bbc two from 5pm. birmingham will have to overcome a side aiming to seal a domestic treble. it's exciting for us. this is the third year that the women's fa cup final as been at wembley. we want to put on a great performance, we are not going there to be another team that has been an fa cup final. we wa nt to that has been an fa cup final. we want to do better, we want to win, showcase what we are about as a team. we are a good bowling team. we show grit and determination as well
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we cannot wait to go and play at wembley. you always dream of playing at wembley. ever since i have tried this club it is about trying to win the fa cup and we are closer to doing that. up there with the stuff i have achieved so far. lewis hamilton was third quickest while the fourth—place managed eight minutes. jonny brownlee made a dramatic return to the world triathlon series. in treacherous conditions in yokohama,japan, he was caught up in a crash, on the last lap of the bike leg and sent flying over the railings but he carried his damaged bike, to the transition point, to get his running shoes on before eventually finishing down in 42nd place. you can see highlights tomorrow at 1 o'clock on bbc two. saracens are bidding to retain their european champions cup title this afternoon, when they take on french
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side, clermont auvergne. saracens are also on track to successfully defend their domestic title, too, and they're on the verge of establishing themselves, as one of the game's, all time great club sides. we have learned the hard way, through experience, we have built up as european pedigree. it doesn't happen overnight. it is the gradual improvement and the understanding of how to finish games off. we are nowhere near the finished article and it is a long way to go. we are pleased to know we have players beside ourselves who pride ourselves on being able to stay in the fight all game. that is all your sport now. time for the weather. it is not plain sailing weather wise. low pressure across the north—west of the uk and that is giving quite a bit of clouds in places and rain. 0ur many haswell there is sunshine on offer. that was plymouth earlier. this scene in aberdeen more typical of north
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eastern coasts of both scotland and the north—east of england. we have got the easterly winds bringing moisture of the north sea in these areas but we are going to lose that this weekend. you can see a large area of clouds spiralling around our low pressure which is pushing rain north across northern ireland, northern england and into scotland. following behind, scattering of showers. decent weather for many. we have got more rain to come later in the day. coming back into the south—west and northern ireland. not plain sailing. they will be big showers breaking out across north—west scotland and grampian, hailand north—west scotland and grampian, hail and thunder. we might see dry weather pushing in across northern ireland and the north—west of england. just some showers. similarly across the rest of england and wales. showers should not be happy as they had been in recent days. by the time we have got the next batch of rain arriving in the west. temperatures on a public yesterday, warmer given the sunshine. football going on today and it looks as though, by the odd passing shower, it should be largely
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fine and dry. the same for the women's fa cup final kick off later at wembley. crossed fingers we will escape those showers. some will come in overnight. this weather system in the west. it will give a dampening to the ground across many areas. not a huge amount of rain but some good news for farmers and growers. behind it it will turn chilly under starry skies across the west of the uk. it could be chilly and there could be some grass frost in the morning. plenty of sunshine in the morning and their cloud will tend to bubble up. some areas could catch shower after shower after a shower. perhaps the south—west of england and wales. 0ther the south—west of england and wales. other areas could escape the showers. particularly coasts in the south and west. the same end the north and west of scotland. temperatures between 15 celsius and 20 celsius. pleasant feeling in the sunshine. wind and rain as we head
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towards the start of the new week particularly in the north and west. bye— bye. hello, welcome to dateline london. this week: a sacking in washington, a timely election leak in the uk, and donald trump's visits to the middle east and the vatican. debating all of that are stephanie baker, from the international news agency bloomberg news, janet daley, political columnist with britain's sunday telegraph newspaper, jonathan sacredoti from i—24 news, an israeli international news channel mustapha karkouti from the dubai—based newspaper, gulf news. donald trump sacked plenty of would—be business moguls on the reality tv series "the apprentice", barking "you're fired" to theirface. james comey received his dismissal as director of the fbi in a note. getting rid of tv contestants doesn't have many consequences; sacking the head of the country's key crime fighting agency when he's investigating those around you, well that's proving harder to forget. what was he thinking? he did not
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handle the swell. he is not good at firing people. the messaging was incredibly messy. he tried out, various trump surrogates to argue that this was prompted by a memo from the deputy attorney general calling on his dismissal because of the handling of the hillary clinton e—mail investigation. no one was buying that because trump had praised his handling of that repeatedly as had jeff sessions, the attorney general. then trump contradicted his own staff, and that he had been planning on firing him a nyway he had been planning on firing him anyway and he was thinking about the russia investigation when he decided to do it and actually the trigger had been watching james comey
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testify last wednesday, where he said that the


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