May 16, 2017 / 5:58 PM / in 5 months

BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: Continues to ride WannaCry wave

** Canadian software developer’s shares rise for the 2nd straight day

** Company is benefiting from broader interest in cyber security-related stocks in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours

** BlackBerry has focused on building a robust software business after scrapping production of its once-iconic smartphones

** It recently launched an expanded cyber security offering

** Company’s Toronto-listed shares rise as much as 7.6 pct to C$14.15; U.S. shares up 7.1 pct at $10.31

** Up to Monday’s close, company’s Toronto-listed shares had gained nearly 42 pct YTD

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