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this is bbc news, i'm chris rogers. our top stories: fears of a second wave of cyber attacks as the working week begins. microsoft says friday's ransomware outbreak is a wake—up call for the world. north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile north korea says it's successfully tested a new type of missile and claims the us is now within range. a hero's reception — the winner of this year's eurovision song contest, salvador sobral, arrives home in portugal. and i'm sally bundock. with hundreds of thousands of computers affected — we'll find out how you can protect yourself. and facebook‘s sheryl sandberg makes a mother's day plea to the us government — we'll have all the details. hello and welcome to bbc news.
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thanks forjoining us. governments and businesses around the world are anxiously waiting to see if they'll be hit by a second wave of cyber attacks. experts say there could be more disruption as people round the world switch on their computers for the first time on monday morning, although so far only a few cases have been reported in australia and south korea. microsoft described friday's attack as a wake—up call. our security correspondent gordon corera has the latest. a cyber attack that spread like wildfire around the world, and may not yet be over. it was launched on friday by hackers whose identity is still unknown. and what has been seen so far has already been extraordinary, say law enforcement. we've never seen anything like this, unprecedented in its scale. the latest numbers that we're seeing, over 200,000 victims,
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in over 150 countries, so clearly a global phenomenon. this is what victims have been confronted with, a warning they have been locked out of their computer, and they will have to pay a ransom to get back in. in britain, the nhs seems to have been the main victim. in russia, the interior ministry was hit. in france, a car plant had to stop production. and in germany, train arrivals and departure boards were hacked, leading to a return to chalk and blackboards. this map, created by a researcher who has tracked the virus, shows the spread of infection. what all those affected had in common was that their computers had not been upgraded to eliminate the danger. in america, the fbi and nsa are trying to find those responsible. here, britain's cyber security centre, part of gchq, says it has not seen a new wave of attacks strike the uk since friday. but, when people turn on their computers, the fear
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is we could see problems on a significant scale, because of malicious software which has already spread. this is what the first computer looked like. colossus, built at bletchley park to break german codes. since then, computers have become infinitely more powerful, but we have also become much more dependent on them. that means the struggle between those seeking to protect systems and those seeking to exploit or undermine them matters more than ever. the risks of insecure computer systems have been known about for decades. but it is only in the last few days, with the extraordinary global spread of this new virus, that people are realising what that actually means for all of us. gordon corera, bbc news. nick bilogorskiy is a founding member of cyphort, an anti—malware cyber security firm,
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based in california. thank you forjoining us. are you worried about monday? do you think people will switch on the computers and have a repeat of friday?” people will switch on the computers and have a repeat of friday? i am personally not worried about monday. why? the thing is, the is out of the bag. the attackers have lost the element of surprise and people are patching underlying vulnerabilities. i expect more copycat attacks but i do not expect much more infection from this original version. do you think this is a highly organised
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group? europol has said it is going to bea group? europol has said it is going to be a complicated investigation. you think it is a bunch of juveniles? i am leaning towards the second. it is hard to speculate who is carrying out this attack. there is carrying out this attack. there is no evidence pointed to a specific act. it seems more a criminal group rather than a nation states. it looks like they made some mistakes as well. what can we do to protect ourselves? i have heard a lot of talk about a warm, the only thing i can imagine it is because i am not very computer literature is that it spreads? you need to patch the computerfor spreads? you need to patch the computer for the things it is using to spread. furthermore, because it
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is ransomware, to spread. furthermore, because it is ra nsomwa re, you to spread. furthermore, because it is ransomware, you need to back up your data elsewhere so you will never have to pay the ransom. it is a good idea to disable the smb as well. microsoft says this is a wake—up call for the world. it is built up as one of the biggest, there was another one in 2009. why have we been caught out like this? by have we been caught out like this? by the way, the way in 2009 was much larger. 50 million computers. the reason we are keep getting hit is because people are slow to upgrade and patch their computers. the bad quys and patch their computers. the bad guys can get to the vulnerability first you for all of us can be bothered to go to our computer and install the where. thank you
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very much. sally is here with all the business news. it is early in the morning, you need a coffee. the virus exploits a flaw in a version of microsoft windows first identified by us intelligence. as we've mentioned — for companies there are fears of further attacks as people return to work this morning and turn on their computers. a huge number of firms were targeted in the initial attack including spain's telefonica, fed ex in the us, and germany's railway firm deutsche bahn. so how do you stay safe? the national cyber security centre urges companies to keep security
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software patches up to date, use anti—virus software, and to back up your data regularly. in world business report we'll be finding out from a security expert what you should do if your computer becomes infected. facebook‘s sheryl sandberg has made a plea on mother's day in the us — for the government to do more to support working women. the firm's chief operating officer called for a higher minimum wage, paid family leave and affordable childcare. ms sandberg says public policies need to catch up with what american families deserve. many of you watching in say
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scandinavia may think we get that already but it is a hot topic in the us. all the other business stories as well. i will be back in 20 minutes and i am always on twitter.. two sugars, police. north korea says sunday's missile test involved a newly developed medium—to—long range rocket — although, the exact details of its capabilities are unclear. the device flew for 30 minutes before coming down in the sea between north korea and japan — that's within a hundred kilometres of the russian coastline. 0ur correspondent in seoul, steve evans explains that this doesn't necessarily mean the us is now within reach. it is getting a bit ahead of itself, in that it says that the us is now
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within striking range. well, even if this missile is as successful as it seems to be, that still doesn't make it an intercontinental ballistic missile. it makes it by far the most successful missile tested so far. it reached, by north korea's own account and japan's own account, 2,000 kilometres into the air, which would give it a range of something like 5,000 kilometres. that would clearly make all of japan within range, all of south korea, obviously, but also the us base in guam, for example, a huge military complex in the western pacific. so it's getting there, but it's not there yet. this seems to be... and north korea has released stills of the launch, with kim jong—un applauding, and the thing clearly happening. this seems to be a new missile which was on display a month ago in a big parade in pyongyang. 0utside experts said the thing looked different from what had been produced before, and were wondering what it was, and now it
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seems pretty clear. the new french president, emmanuel macron, is expected to name his prime minister on his first full day in office on monday. he'll also travel to germany for talks with the chancellor, angela merkel. his visit maintains a french presidential tradition of making the first european trip to the other half of the eu's power couple. mr macron who's fervently pro—european wants to push for deeper ties in the bloc, to help overcome the imminent departure of britain which voted to leave last year. angela merkel‘s christian democratic union party, has this weekend unseated their rival social democrats in a key state election. it comes ahead of national elections in september. richard forrest has the details. it is not often that a german
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regional election is considered so important but just look at what this feature means to angela merkel‘s christian democrats. this is a bellwether state, winning here is a huge boost to angela merkel‘s hopes of retaining power in september's national elections. translation: voters have made a clear decision today. they want a different political policy for schools and education, poor infrastructure and transport, for internal security and in fighting crime and what has been the politics of the last seven years is bad for the people. the state of north rhine—westphalia is home to one in five german voters, a sprawling industrial region which has been home to the centre—left for decades. early optimism at the polling booths for martin schulz
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make way for disappointments and the faces of his supporters said it all. translation: this is a difficult day for the spd and the difficult day for the spd and the difficult day for me personally. it is my home state and we have suffered a bitter defeat. we have lost an important election. martin schulz his arrival in the scene. it gave a surge of support. since then his party has lost three regional elections in a rope up the focus now moves to the autumn is that national elections. —— autumnposmac stay with us on bbc news, still to come: a good night at the baftas. netflix fails to take the crown. the pope was shot, the pope will live. that was the essence of the appalling news from rome this
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afternoon, that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism had come to the vatican. the man they called the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort to help the victims of a powerful earthquake, the worst to hit the country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it is the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america! cheering and applause. this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers.
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let's ta ke this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. let's take a look at the latest headlines, now. experts have warned of a possible new wave of cyber attacks around the world as people return to work after the weekend. north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile, and claims the us is now within range. for many years, china stood at the centre of the global economy, with the trade route known as the silk road making the country rich and powerful. the importance faded during the 20th century, but now china's president xi jinping is keen to bring it back, with a huge infrastructure project known as "one belt, 0ne road". china is pulling out all the stops, dedicating $40 billion into overdrive to promote it. so let's get more on this
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from our beijing correspondent, stephen mcdonell. some entertaining media promotion there, but this is serious business, this week, isn't it? yes. they have been plenty of catchy tunes on the state—run television. 0f been plenty of catchy tunes on the state—run television. of course, it is getting a lot of attention here, because this is president xi jinping's baby. this is his big contribution, really, to the world. he really wants to, in his view, make his mark on history. and so we have d oze ns make his mark on history. and so we have dozens of world leaders who have dozens of world leaders who have come here to the chinese capital. an interesting thing is the
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message, really. it is all about globalisation, and i suppose, against putting up barriers. if i can give you a quote from the greek prime minister, here. he sort of sums up the mood in a way. "in these times... when the temptation is to increase isolation and race walls, this initiative highlights an image of connectivity. —— connectivity." this is contrast united states. as you mentioned, billions of dollars of input into this to promote trade
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by all these countries in the middle of the two, and on the one hand, is propaganda, as per the song before, but there are real bridges, hundreds of, train links, sea lanes, so somehow or other, to understand this, you had cut through the propaganda and understand what is really going to be built in the time of this project. itjust sounds massive. thanks for that. more on that as the conference gets under way, headed by xijinping in china. let's bring you a story now from nigeria. the united nations is warning that by next month, more than 5 million people in nigeria's north—eastern states will be facing severe food shortages. aid agencies say they need over $1 billion to
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help people who have fled from their home seeking refuge from boko haram over the past eight years. bbc africa'sjimeh saleh visited the refugee camps to see how people are coping. 0ver over 2 million people have lost their homes and livelihoods to boko haram. some of them took shelter here and the dalori camp. aid agencies arejust here and the dalori camp. aid agencies are just riveting rations. this is a monthly ration for three 30 people. —— 30 people. it includes rice, beans, cooking oil, and soya bean flour. but the small amount of food is not enough. many refugees have to choose between food and other necessities. translation: because we don't have anyone to help us, we sell some of
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the uncorked food, so we can take ca re of the uncorked food, so we can take care of our other needs. translation: there is no firewood. we have the choice between —— we need the money to buy firewood to cook the food that they give us. the north—eastern states have been battling starvation since long before the boko haram insurgency. the number of displaced has doubled to 12 million in the past two years. this is adding to the strain on basic services. kawar maila is a smaller camp, one of many. people here receive even less food aid. fatima has been here for two years. the mother of two spends her days selling things to keep a red bay.
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translation: my husband is unemployed. he is a leper. 0n the gacy can't work, i help with my knitting. we need to help with whatever we can get. —— to keep hunger at bay. —— on the gacy can't work. fatima and others are trimming of the day they can return to their villages. until then, they are stuck here, and this is a lie. —— days he. eurovision fans gave a hero's welcome at lisbon airport to the winner of this year's contest, salvador sobral. the 27 new roles won the competition for portugal on saturday, performing a ballad written by his sister and taking the top spot for the first time in the country's history. sarah corker reports. this is what you could say is the
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eurovision effect. after saturday's winning performance, it salvador sobral) and portugal a superstar. he did, after all, and portugal's 53 year wait for a eurovision when, as it is the interest in the 27—year—old that he needed a police escort to get through the crowds. —— and salvador sobral‘s is a superstar in portugal. to make you made me jump in portugal. to make you made me jumpa dream in portugal. to make you made me jump a dream come true. translation: we love at all, the worse, the melody, his speech. —— translation: you made my childhood dream come true. his sister wrote the ballad. the simple performance
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set it apart from the more typical, flashy displays, like italy's breakdancing flashy displays, like italy's brea kdancing gorilla, flashy displays, like italy's breakdancing gorilla, all this in treating performance from azerbaijan. —— intriguing. the singer and admitted he was not a lwa ys singer and admitted he was not always a fan. translation: what am i doing here, i asked. what brought me back was that we we re asked. what brought me back was that we were on a musical mission. the song is so beautiful and has so much emotion. songs now are so completely empty, and ours had a message. he alsojoked his empty, and ours had a message. he also joked his newfound empty, and ours had a message. he alsojoked his newfound fame empty, and ours had a message. he also joked his newfound fame would not last. but judging also joked his newfound fame would not last. butjudging from this reaction, salvador sobral is likely to go down in portuguese musical history. sarah corker, bbc news. well done to him. stars of the small screen were out in force in london last night for the annual bafta television awards. for the first time this year streaming services such as netflix took on the bbc and other british channels but the traditional
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broadcasters beat off the new competition. 0ur entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba was there — his report contains flash photography. and, in a more traditionally—feeling result, the bbc dominated, winning more than three—quarters of the awards, including two baftas for... happy valley. the yorkshire set crime drama won best drama series and best actress for sarah lancashire. damilola, 0ur loved boy, also won two baftas, including best supporting actress for wunmi mosa ku. there were a couple of awards for
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planet earth two. including that ford the moment of its snake versus equine chase. she is the conform's nonconforming. —— including four b moment. —— for the moment. the bbc victoria derbyshire programme won the news award and actressjoanna lumley received a standing ovation as she was presented with bafta's highest accolade, the fellowship. what is a president to do while waiting for a meeting? for what is a president to do while waiting fora meeting? foeradimir putin, it was something creative. he practised on the piano. the russian president paid parts of soviet—era songs as he waited to see president xijinping in beijing. to be fairto the nir bitton, the piano needed tuning. —— played parts. —— to be
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fairto vladimir putin. tuning. —— played parts. —— to be fair to vladimir putin. a gentle week on the way for most of us. quite a cloudy one at the very least for many of us as this cloud sweeps off the atlantic. this is an air of low pressure coming in from quite far south. this is where the air is also coming from. it will not be told at all, in fact, quite warm and muggy. told at all, in fact, quite warm and muggy- -- told at all, in fact, quite warm and muggy. —— cold. here is the rain as it pushes into western parts of the uk earlier monday morning. you can clearly see eastern areas there are dry at 6am, with a hazy sunshine they are in the far east. quickly, they are in the far east. quickly, the cloud is good to push through. it will be pretty overcast across the north. you can see the rain falling into parts of scotland, around the lake district, western
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parts of wales, the south—west as well, and eastern areas, dad, like kent and sussex, london, i think they should see a dry start of the day. cloud pushing through to these. most of us are left with a cloudy day was arraigned waxing and waning through the course of the day. so it would be raining all the time. there will be a bit of sunshine around as well. maybe north—eastern parts of scotland. temperatures will be about 17 or 18 degrees. because of tuesday, with low pressure close by, weather fronts, more tuesday, with low pressure close by, weatherfronts, more rainfall on the way. this wet front will cross into the uk. the air is coming from the south ahead of it. so the guy does break, temperatures could get into the mid—20s, possibly about 22, but i would not be surprised even my 24.
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_by i would not be surprised even my 24. —— by critical. by wednesday, could be some heavy rain about central zelenay couldn't —— central and southern england. the further west you are, the dry you will be. to the end of the week, cool air sitting over the uk. that is could help generate showers. ann sherry into the week for most of us. maybe even some hail and under. —— hell and thunder. —— hail and thunder. this is bbc world news, the headlines: microsoft has described the global cyber attack which began on friday as a wake up call for the world. security experts say more computers could be infected — as employees begin the working week. north korea says its successfully tested a new type of missile — it claims the us is now within range. the us has warned pyongyang that new missile tests are not the way to secure talks with washington. emmanuel macron has promised to restore france's global standing
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after being sworn in as the country's youngest president. he promised to tackle great challenges, including migration, terrorism, and climate change. this year's eurovision song contest winner salvador sobral has arrived home in portugal to hundreds of cheering fans. the 27—year—old singer has become an overnight celebrity. it's the first time his country has won the competition.
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