Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 52-year-old Massapequa woman was fatally hit by a car in Amityville on Tuesday morning.Suffolk County police said Angela DeLeone was walking southbound on Route 110 when she stepped into the roadway and was struck by a Hyundai Sonata at 6:55 a.m.The victim was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, where she was pronounced dead. The driver was not injured.First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-852-8152.
City officials in Riviera Beach surprised residents and even government experts on Wednesday, after they announced they are ready to pay 65 bitcoin, or $600,000 in ransom, to a hacker.The problem began several weeks ago, when a city employee opened an email that contained malware and which quickly took down the city’s computer system.Now, Councilor Douglas Lawson says that city leaders need to put the situation behind them and “restore normalcy to our city.”He adds that the city’s insurance should cover most of the ransom payment, but taxpayers will be responsible for the $18,000 deductible.According to cyber security expert and former CIA agent Lisa Ruth, paying the ransom could set a problematic precedent and encourage other hackers.Ruth explains, “It creates this opportunity for more targeting that could really cost you a lot in the long run. My concern for Riviera Beach is that they are now on the top of the list for that hacker or for other hackers because they know you’ve made that payment once.”It could take several more weeks for the City of Riviera Beach to have its systems fully functioning again.In the meantime, payment processing features remain unavailable, and dispatchers are having to record 911 call information by hand.City spokesperson Rose Anne Brown says that the city has reserved about $900,000 to buy new computer equipment and upgrade security systems, in order to avoid another attack.
UEFA President Michel Platini is confident Juventus and Italy hero Andrea Pirlo “can win the Ballon d’Or.”The veteran midfielder is one of three Italians on the short-list along with Gianluigi Buffon and Mario Balotelli.“Pirlo is playing very well and I think he can win the Ballon d’Or, but there are also many other strong candidates for that award,” Platini told Radio 2 in Italy.The UEFA President was also asked about the recent controversy over refereeing decisions and the potential introduction of technology.“If we introduced that then we would have to decide every single offside, every single free kick, and every corner using technology – because the referee can get it wrong at any moment.”