Where In The World: Weekend Recap
This map depicts countries affected by the cyber attack. Click on the graphic source to view.
Wanna Cry
Over the weekend, a malware dubbed "WannaCry" has spread across 150 countries, crippling over 200,000 computers and making its victims wanna cry. The mammoth cyber attack is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded. It has demanded victims to "fork over" $300 to restore access and is threatening to double to $600 within three days and to delete files within seven days if no payment is made. According to an analysis performed by BBC, an estimated $38,000 had been paid by Monday morning. In a turn of events, a 22-year-old was hailed as an "accidental hero" after registering a domain name to track the spread of the virus, which inadvertently ended up halting the malware.

The map depicts countries affected by the cyber attack. Click on the map to expand.
Further Reading: NY TimesCNNCBS, FOXReutersFinancial Times
Graphic Source: BBC
This map depicts the Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast, a West African country. Click the graphic source to view.
Ivory Coast
Mutiny on the Coast 
Former rebels (now integrated into the army) fought for years to bring President Ouattara to power. In January, they brought the country to a standstill when they launched an uprising claiming they were due back pay and bonuses from the time spent fighting. At the time, the government gave in to their demand and promised to pay $15.5 thousand. To date, the government has paid $6.5 thousand and the remaining $9.5 thousand was promised by the end of May. This promise was broken Thursday night when a spokesman for the former rebels apologized and dropped demands for the rest of the money. Currently, the situation remains tense and there are fears of a military standoff as mutinous soldiers open fire in three big cities, defying a government order to lay down their weapons given on Sunday evening.

The West African country Côte d’Ivoire, or Ivory Coast, is the world's biggest cocoa producer. Click the map to expand.
Graphic Source: Al Jazeera
This map depcists the estimated range of the North Korea tested Hwasong-12 missile. Click the graphic source to view.
North Korea
Not Playing Nice
As tensions continue to sore, North Korea launched a mid-to-long range missile named Hwasong-12, Sunday morning. As many feared, the test is an indicator of the significant advancements North Korea has made in its goal of creating an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the mainland United States. The latest launch was widely condemned by the US, South Korea and Japan, with the White House calling North Korea a “flagrant menace” and urged allies to impose stronger sanctions. Russian President Vladimir Putin also condemned the missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang. He instead called for a peaceful solution to ongoing tensions along the Korean Peninsula. 
The map depicts the estimated range of the North Korea tested Hwasong-12 missile. Click the map to expand.
Further Reading: Reuters, CNBCWashington Post, FOX
Graphic Source: CNN
Friday's Answer
Q:  In what country has 280 miles of paved bike lanes been forgotten and covered in plant overgrowth since the 1930's?

A: Great Britain
In the 1930's, Britain’s Ministry of Transport built an extensive network of bike highways around the country dedicated to cyclists alone. For decades, it was entirely forgotten—overgrown and overlooked—so much so that no one seems to remember that these lanes had existed at all.



Today's Question
Q: Which territory in the world has the longest name?

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