THE grieving brother of tragic porn star August Ames has revealed how cyber-bullying and depression were to blame for her suicide – and says he is still tormented by vile online trolls.
In an exclusive interview, just a month after the adult star took her own life, James Grabowski, 25, told Sun Online that he “continuously” receives “dirty” and “nasty” messages about his sister from cyber-bullies – even after her death.
August – real name Mercedes Grabowski – hung herself at a park near her home in Camarillo, California, on December 5th after being hounded on Twitter over a post she made about a fellow performer.
President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, claimed that North Korean hackers were behind this year’s massive, global WannaCry ransomware attack on Monday evening in a Wall Street Journal editorial.
A Chinese state-run media outlet says that the United States is partially to blame for the “WannaCry” ransomware attack that is producing global shockwaves.
The editorial published in China Daily on Wednesday partly blames the National Security Agency (NSA) for the ransomware outbreak and accuses the U.S. of “hindering” international efforts to combat cyber crime.
The ransomware campaign has spread to at least 150 countries, crippling the British health system and Germany’s train stations. In China, over 29,000 institutions were said to have been affected, including universities and gas stations.
The White House said Monday that the ransomware had infected roughly 300,000 machines globally, though the effects have been less severe in the United States than other countries.
The “WannaCry” code is widely believed to be based on an alleged NSA hacking tool leaked by hacking group Shadow Brokers earlier this year. The government has not publicly confirmed that the leaked tool
Technology giant Microsoft is blaming the National Security Agency for the cyber extortion that hit hundreds of thousands of computer networks worldwide.
Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, also stated in a posting Sunday that the company notified customers in March that a security hole used in the global ransomware attack should be patched.
Malicious software called “WannaCry” was distributed early Friday morning. It first disrupted health care networks in Britain and telecommunications networks in Spain before expanding to more than 100 nations.
An expected second wave of ransomware attacks on Monday was less severe than some experts suspected.
More than 4,000 educational organisations were among the 30,000 ‘institutions’ to have been paralysed by the global cyberattack, which is known as Wanna Decryptor ransomware, or WannaCry, Qihu 360, an anti-virus software firm said.
Reports in China said more than 20,000 petrol stations operated by China National Petroleum Cooperation could only process cash payments because of Internet issues over the weekend.
The National Business Daily reported on Monday that the company’s computers went down at 1pm on Saturday, with 80 percent of the systems returning to normal by midday on Sunday.
“Petro China has taken emergency measures to cope with WannaCry ransomware attacks,” a company official told the media outlet.
Chinese media also cited university students complaining about pop-ups appearing on their computers which demanded ransom payments, or else they would lose all their documents.
Wu Xingyong, an official from Yunnan Agricultural University, in south-west China, told thepaper.cn that eight