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share it with another researcher to stop the problem. >> a lot of security researchers commonly use just various methods of sharing samples and codes, sometimes it will be as simple as taking a screen shot from one of the programs that we use to reverse engineer malware such as this. >> reporter: he covered a kill switch for the ransomware and shared it on twitter. at the same time halfway around the world a british researcher that goes by the handle malwaretech stumbled on the same solution stopping the spread of the attack. but not before affecting 200,000 computers at hospital, bankers, europe's policing agency rob wainwright. >> we have seen the rise of ransomware becoming the principal threat but there is something we haven't seen before. >> the attack forces users to pay $300 or risk their data being erased. huss says less than 48 hours after stopping the cyberattack, new code has
it's the ransomware to work without the kill switch. >> the huge concern right now are all the computers that are potentially going to be turned on at the beginning of this workweek and those could still be vulnerable to this new ransomware sample that has no kill switch. >> reporter: hackers use vulnerabilities in microsoft windows to carry out their attack. authorities are still hunting for whoever is responsible for the ransomware. elaine, experts are urging companies to update their operating software and regularly backup their data to protect themselves. >> quijano: mireya villarreal in los angeles, thank you. president trump said this weekend he expects to nominate a new fbi director by the end of the week. errol barnett has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president trump spent time at his gulf club in virginia today and wished the country a happy mother's day as did first lady melania trump tweeting a picture with irthat son barron but john dicrs
with more serious issues because of how he dismissed james comey. >> what has president trump done by firing the director of the fbi? >> well, he's put a lot of focus on the russian investigation, if this was a firing done to stop the progress of that investigation, it's now getting more scrutiny than ever. there will also be scrutiny of who the next fbi director will be i with will bring that story back fat fore. >> the president i think has made it clear that he feals it is is porpt that we reengage with russia. >> the controversy emerges just as the trump administration is trying to build stronger ties with the kremlin. secretary of state rex tillerson met with russia's foreign minister wednesday where the two discussed ways to improve the bilateral relationship. today tillerson left no doubt about the country's election interference but said its impact is an open question. >> i don't think there is any question that the russians were playing around in our electoral processes. again, those intelligence reports also indicated it
inconclusive as to what, if any, effect it had. >> the attorney general was supposed to have recused himself from anything involving russia. and here he is recommending the firing of the top cop doing the russian a investigation. >> democrat adam schiff on the house intelligence committee is pushing for an independent inquirery into comey's firing. and described mr. trump's stin with comey where he asked if he was being investigated as. >> highly unethical, at a minimum unethical. if if he was trying to impede the investigation in anyway, maybe beyond unethical. but deeply disturbing. >> reporter: in dealing with the comey fallout, the president gave sit-down interviews to fox and nbc but contradicted statements from his own vice president and white house staffment john dickerson seized that as problem-- sees that as problematic. >> this is something that will come back to hurt him in tems of taking up so much of his energy as being the exeun kairter. he really needs to be the decision maker and let other people do the communicating. >> reporter: in the week ahead
his first overseas tour. and shape his america first foreign policy. he first heads to saudi arabia on friday and from there flies to israel and rome before attending nato and g-7 summits. >> quijano: errol, thank you. former fbi director james comey was out on the town in washington saturday 6789 he showed up at the matinee of the musical "fun homement" now jus tus reporter paula reid has more on the candidates in the running to replace mr. comey 6789. >> attorney trn alice fisher was the first to arrive at the justice department saturday morning to interview for the job of fbi director. one by one, seven other candidates were paraded in full view of cameras before heading into interview with attorney general jeff sessions and his deputy rod rosenstein. while the interviews were under way president trump took a moment aboard air force one to praise the people his administration is considering to replace james comey.
>> outstanding people that are very well-known. highest level. >> reporter: but most of the names are not well-known outside the beltway. adam lee funds the fbi's richmond field office. cbs new distributedder fran townsend was national security fiezer to president bush. senator cornyn and former representative mike rogers also interviewed. on "face the nation" representative adam schiff said he would like to see someone apolitical. >> absolute integrity and independence and for this reason i would strongly urge the administration to pick someone who is completely apolitical, who doesn't come out of the political process, someone who is a retired judge or an acting judge willing to step down from their judgeship. >> reporter: a few judges were interviewed saturday, michael garcia is a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in immigration enforcement. a top priority for the administration. federal judge henry e hudson was the first judge to rule against obamacare. acting director andrew m
unlakely to remain in the top job. in addition to contradicting the administration during his congressional testimony last week he's also under internal investigation over whether he should have recused himself in the clinton investigation. mckaib's wife previously ran for office and accepted money from a clinton-linked donor. democrats question whether attorney general sessions who recused himself in the russia investigation should have such a big role in firing and hiring the person who leads it. but he will make a recommendation to the president who will then send his nominee to the senate. that could happen as soon as this week. elaine? >> quijano: paula thanks. today the united states and japan called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council after north korea launched another mus il this weekend. it was the final communist dictatorship's seventh missile test this year. adriana diaz has the latest. >> reporter: according to u.s. intelligence the medium ranged missile
north korea's west coast. japan's military says it reached an altitude of more than 1200 miles before splashing down into the sea of japan. a u.s. official tells reuters it landed had 650 miles off the coast of-- 60 miles off the coast of russia, the first successive test after a strong of recent fail user. the regime continues to test banned ballistic missiles despite worldwide condemn nation. but the u.s. military says the flight pattern of today's launch was not consistent with an interkonl ballistic missile or icbm, the type that could reach the u.s. mainland in january north korean dictator kim jung-un said an icbm test was imminent but hasn't happened yet. this shorter rang test comes days after south korea elected a new president who wants to engage pyongyang, not isolate it. but today his spokesman said dialogue is only possible if north
in a statement, the white house called for stronger sanctions and pointed out that the missile landed near russian territory, adding that president donald trump, quote, cannot imagine that russia is pleased. russia's president expressed concern over the launch in beijing. today china called for restraint and calm. china's north korea's only major ally and has been pushing for negotiations. they receiptically there could be a path toward dialogue. over the weekend a senior north korean official said that the regime would be open to talks with the u.s. under the right circumstances. echoing a similar overturn by president trump. but elaine this latest provocation derails this possibility at least any time soon. >> quijano: adriana, thank you. >> he manuel macron was sworn in today as frances new president following his overwhelming defeat last week of the far right canada marine le pen.
champs he lace a. he inherits a divided france with a shaky economy. he says will help the country get its confidence back. the civil war rages on in syria. seth doane is in the capitol dam as tus where the syrian army is claiming victory of more than 1500 rebels and their family members are evacuating a su besh that-- suburb that has been reduced to rubble. >> we've been granted access by syria's government to come here to damascus to report from the capitol city which is under the tight control of syrian president assad. there are checkpoints everywhere, and the center of the city itself is relatively quiet. but in the suburbs there say battle taking place. assad's forses are making gains as they try to pry the last pockets of land from rebels who had dug in near the capitol. the syrian army has been bombarding reb will positions, destroying much of the area and recently t d
network of tunnels there. in a sort of surrender deal the government has also been allowing civilians and rebel toses leave on buses bound for other rebel-held areas. state media said at least 1500 left one opposition district in damascus today. there are many front lines in syria, and many militias fighting each other. another group the kurdish-led syrian democratic forces said they're closing in on a different target, isis. and within a few miles of raqqa the self-declared isis capitol in syria, u.s.-head coalition air strikes have been paving the way for that advance. >> here in the capitol we keep hearing from people how they have gotten used to the war. it grinds on into its seventh year, people say they have opened businesses or found ways to try to move on as they just don't know how long they'll have to wait for peace. seth doane, cbs
syria. >> quijano: in sotd west england today another example that is never too late to try something new. 101 year old d day veteran verdon hayes jumped out of an airplane sunday from 15,000 feet. his family was along for the adventure. hayes did the same thing last year for his 100th birthday. he says he would like to do it again when he turns 102. coming up, a mother's day look at an important issue in america. guaranteed maternity leave.
>> an expert you're about to hear from says there are only four countries on earth that do not guarantee paid maternity leave, on this mother's day we asked tony doak pill to take-- dokoupil to look at one of them, the united states. >> good job. >> before her daughter brook was born in november of 2015, alessandra who asked us not to use her las
much thought to the politics of motherhood. >> a lot of us that aren't in the situation are blind to it. >> reporter: but now as she is expecting her second child she's speaking out as part of a growing push for guaranteed maternity leave in america. >> even towards the ends of my pregnancy i found myself crying and thinking, you know, why am i bringing a baby into this world when i can't even spend my time with her. >> reporter: the united states is the only developed country that does not promise paid leave to new parents. in the past two decades support for paid maternity leave has grown to 82%, according to pew research but in that same time there's been zero increase in the number of women actually using parental leave of any kind. jay zagorsky is an economist at the ohio state university. >> this is rather surprising since the u.s. economy has grown by two thirds over that time frame. >> reporter: nationally, 88% of workers have no access to paid leave through their employers, and although these policies are expanding, zagorsky says at the current pace, it would be 200
americans are covered. >> there are actually only four countries in the world that don't provide any paid leave. and those four countries are the united states, swaziland, liberia and pap anew guinea. i'm not sure we really want to be in that category. >> reporter: through her job at a small financial company alessandra got six weeks of paid leave, you bumped to nine weeks with vacation leave and reluctantly put her daughter into daycare. >> i couldn't sleep, i cried to sleep for days because i didn't know if i could handle it i felt like i was having a panic attack about leaving her with someone else. >> reporter: she had every hope of resuming her career but between her and her husband's work schedules and the cost of child care, her family was in the red. emotionally and financially. >> you shouldn't have to win the lottery in order for you to go back to work and do something that you love while still being a mom. >> reporter: president trump has pledged to extend six weeks of paid leavto
cancer awareness month. it's the most common type of cancer in the u.s. with one in five americans developing the disease in their lifetime. on this mother's day a mom from new york shares her story with meg oliver. >> melissa hernandez is the proud mother of healthy four month old twin boys. the 43 year old has a lot to be thankful for this mother's day. >> at seven months prg nant she was diagnosed with a large basal cell sars noama on her forehead. >> i couldn't have any treatment while i was pregnant and it did grow a little bit larger so the treatment that i have to have is one of more because i had to wait. >> five and a half million nonmelanoma skin cancers are treated each year in the u.s. most are slow growing and treatable when caught early. melissa worried about scarring. >> i was very nervous because it was on my forehead. >> if you look at every detail of the tumor. >> she found dr. orit markowitz at mount sinai hospital in new york who
devices to diagnose and guide skin cancer treatment, melissa was treated with cosmetic lasers that don't cut the skin. >> then we're able to monitor with noninvasive imaging to watch the tumor disappear and definitely to shrink it and hopefully in her case we'll be able to eradicate it completely. >> reporter: melissa has had two treatments since her twins were born. you can barely see the scar up close, and it is expected to fade even more. a self-described sun worshiper she now intends to protect her boy's skin as much as possible. >> keeping my little boys healthy and out of the sun and keeping their skin as porcelain white as it can be for as lanas it can be. >> reporter: meg oliver, cbs news, new york. >> quijano: up next, a mother's remarkable story. she was adopted as a baby in vietnam, then paid it forward.
>> quijano: tonight in san francisco with a remarkable adoption story on this mother's day, john blackstone caught up with a mom who was adopted as a baby in vietnam and paid it forward. >> tallia hart has shattered a glass ceiling, earlier this year named c.e.o. of the san francisco chamber of commerce. the first woman ever to leave the 167 year old organization. >> new office, new job. >> yeah. >> but the title she cherishes most is mother. >> i see lots of
lola around the office here. >> yes, tons of pictures of lola and the family. >> reporter: her daughter lola is now nine years old. >> did you ever hesitate to tell lola her story, the story of how her life began. >> never hesitated at all. i think it say really special, incredible journey to be adopted. >> that is a funny phrase. >> reporter: we first met tallia in 2007 just after she and her husband mark bodenhammer returned from vietnam with their newly adopted daughter. >> we just said infant girl and we got you. >> reporter: the baby gerl had been abandoned left in a basket outside an orphanage, for tallia seeing lola was like looking too a mirror, 43 years ago she was a mall nowr earned inmant approximate-- infant left in a basket near an orphan ajt in vietnam who was then adopted by a family in america. >> you thought about the mother who left you for a better life. >> yeah. >> an you have to think about lola's. >> yeah, i kind of wish i could reach out to her show and just let he
thriving and is really well taken care of. >> reporter: lola is greeing into an athlete who loves gymnastics. >> sometimes i do back handsprings, cartwheels, hand stands. >> growing up tallia was also a dedicated gymnast. they have so much in common. >> i feel special because i'm not the only person in my family who was adopted. >> reporter: who is the lucky one, are you the lucky one or are you the lucky one? >> me. >> probably both of us are. >> reporter: in her ka career tallia hart has worked to make the best of the good luck that brought her to america. >> thanks, mom. >> and that she now shares with an equally lucky daughter. >> reporter: john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> quijano: that's the cbs weekend news for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." i'm i'm elaine quijano. from all of us at cbs new
happy mother's day and thanks for joining us eyes i'm deborah. the sound of bag pipes filling downtown d.c. it's all a march to remember. those whose job it is to protect us. stephanie ramirez. >> deborah we are marching right with them and i can tell you there are bag pipes for as far as the eye can see. take a look. this is the honor guard here for the police type parade. the march that is going down for the national law enforcement officer's memorial to tay tribute to all of the men who have lost their lives trying to protect