Friday, 13 October 2017

Staying in touch with what's happening in the world.

As part of our independent reading programme we use Kiwikidsnews to learn about news in New Zealand (national news) and around the world (international news).
WALHT: Read closely to analyse an article and to think critically about the messages within them.

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?
The quote is, 'Computers in have been locked by a programme, WannaCry, the demands $300 ($NZD430) in bitcoin currency.
2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.
In this article, various hackers decided to hack the systems around the world to gain money called bitcoins. (300 bit coins = $782,147.06 NZD) This affected many people around the world and governments are now trying to find a solution of protecting the country's' systems.

Image result for hacked computers

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.
This prominent event took place from around the world, where everyone lives in peacefully with mostly no harm intended.
4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.
This event occurred in the 14th of May 2017 and personally think that governments from around the world are going to protect their systems to defend any cyberattacks in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.
This event took place for hackers to gain and steal money from other people through technology.
6. Use the Dictionary in the bottom right hand corner to find the meaning of 3 words from the article.
demand - strongly request for something
infection - the contamination involving germs, diseases or viruses

deliberately - purposefully or intentionally

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