KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities say they have uncovered a group of hackers who stole data from banks in the United States and several European countries causing damage of $2.5 billion. The prosecutor-general’s office said the hackers were based in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. In a statement on Wednesday, it said the hackers stole passwords and payment data from private and state banks in the US, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Lithuania. It did not name the banks or give other details, including whether any suspects had been arrested. Ukraine cooperated with U.S. police and Europol.
The number of fatalities from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,113 nationwide on Wednesday after another 97 deaths were reported by the national health commission.The figure is only the second time there has been a decline in the daily death toll and follows Tuesday’s data showing 108 new fatalities.More than 44,600 people have been confirmed as infected by the pathogen across China. Around 2,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, with 1,638 in the hard-hit province of Hubei, where the outbreak emerged in December.The new virus is believed to have emerged last year in a market that sells wild animals in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.The virus was officially named “COVID-19” at a conference in Geneva held by the World Health Organization, where the body’s chief said countries had a chance of stopping its global spread.WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday that although 99 percent of cases are in China, where it remains “very much an emergency,” it also “holds a very grave threat for the rest of the world.” He urged countries to share data in order to further research the disease.Topics :
Ashantigold coach Bashir Hayford believes his team are still in the process of finding their rhythm after several first team departures in the off-season.The league champions lost as many as five players to foreign clubs in the off season with the Miners injecting new faces in their squad.This has led to a generally inconsistent start for the Miners this season. Ashantigold are undefeated in the league after a win and two draws but have lost the Super Cup and knocked out of the CAF Champions League.However, Bashir Hayford believes they will come good with time.“This is the beginning of the league we have played only three matches. We are blending old and new players.”“We have about only fifty per cent of the players we used last season.” “We had to replace them so it will take time for them to gel.”Ashantigold play Hasaacas in matchday four of the Ghana Premier League at Sekondi.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports