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Sunday May 22nd, 2022 morning edition

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I’m not sure if it would be enough for me to switch bank accounts, but I have something of a sneaking respect for the Bank of Zambia.

As Bleeping Computer reports, Zambia’s central bank fell foul of a ransomware attack orchestrated by the Hive ransomware gang earlier this month.

In a press release, the Bank of Zambia reassured its customers, partners, and media that it had recovered from the attack:.

“The disruption, which affected some systems at the Bank such as the Bureau De Change Monitoring System and the Website, emanated from a suspected cybersecurity incident.

Rather it’s the claims that the bank responded to messages from its extortionists by sending them… a dick pic, with the accompanying message:.

“Suck this dick and stop locking bank networks thinking that you will monetize something, learn to monetize.”.

“Knowing that we had protected our core systems, it wasn’t really necessary for us to even engage” in a ransom conversation, Nsofu said. »

Russia bans 963 Americans, including Biden and Harris — but not Trump

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Some of those mentioned in Saturday’s list, including Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, were sanctioned in March and barred from entering Russia.

The list appears to include major officials from the Biden administration, such as Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and former White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

Russia announced its own sanctions against the United States in March, barring Biden and other administration officials from the country. »

Nearly 8,000-year-old skull found in Minnesota River

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A partial skull from nearly 8,000 years ago that was found by two kayakers in a river last summer will be returned to Native American officials in Minnesota.

The kayakers found the skull in the drought-depleted Minnesota River about 110 miles (180 kilometers) west of Minneapolis, Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable said.

The anthropologist determined the man had a depression in his skull that was “perhaps suggestive of the cause of death.”. »

Stalker 2 Devs Confirm That The Development Has Resumed On The Game

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Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World had stopped the development of the game temporarily but it appears it is now again a work in progress.

Another user asked if the work on the game is in progress, to which the community manager replied with a confirmation that it is indeed in progress.

They also talked about how they are not ready to reveal their content roadmap beforehand so fans have to wait for further updates for the game. »