Texas is the latest state to be hit with a cyberattack. Officials have confirmed that 22 municipalities were infiltrated by hackers. A mayor of one of the cities said that hackers were asking for $2.5 million in ransom to unlock files. Bobby Allyn, reporter for NPR, joins us for what we know about these cyberattacks that are increasingly targeting state and local governments.
Next, President has decided to call off a state trip to Denmark after being told that Greenland is not for sale by the prime minister. The prime minister of Denmark called the idea “absurd” and President Trump countered by saying that her statement was “nasty.” Marisa Fernandez, reporter for Axios, joins us to breakdown the latest.
Finally, scientists are finding out more about how big earthquakes get started… often times with many smaller foreshocks. Sometimes days or even weeks before most 4.0 and above earthquakes occur, scientists have found smaller quakes preceding it. Thanks to advanced computing techniques we are learning more and it could help earthquake forecasting in the future. Daniel Trugman, seismologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, joins us for what we know.
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