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Patients asked to use services 'wisely — NHS cyber-attack


According to Singh, this was not the first time a ransomware has hit the systems globally, where the elite class of hackers have used the tools of NSA of the U.S. Machines that contained the patch are much less at risk than those that didn't. "The numbers are still going up", Wainwright said. WannaCry has already caused massive disruption around the globe. Read More »

Firefighters report multiple deaths in blaze at Akron home


Seven people died after a fire broke out at a home in northeast OH early Monday morning. A fire marshal's official said investigators used a dog while collecting evidence but wouldn't say what that evidence was. Tyennys Huggins said it did. The home was titled in both of their names, county records show. The front of the home appeared to be where the fire started. Read More »

What is WannaCry? Here's how the ransomware software hijacks your computer

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital said difficulties with its IT system are ongoing. Carmaker Renault said its plant in the northern town of Douai would not reopen on Monday as it dealt with the cyber-attack. "Otherwise they're literally fighting the problems of the present with tools from the past". "This attack is a powerful reminder that information technology basics like keeping computers current and patched are a high responsibility for everyone, and it's something every top executive ... Read More »

Senators get pressure on Obamacare replacement effort from seniors and doctors

Prior to retirement, Leaf worked with the L.A. County health care system for 45 years - including as deputy director of health services and as a senior health policy adviser to the board. House Republicans say they have protected people with pre-existing health problems. Capito said180,000 West Virginians get insurance through expanded Medicaid. Read More »

FedEx hit by 'WannaCry' ransomware

Friday's attack exploited vulnerabilities in some versions of Microsoft Windows. Speaking to the BBC yesterday, Wainwright said: "At Europol, we've seen ransomware become a major cyber-criminal problem over the last two years, but we've never seen something on this scale and that's because the ransomware itself has been combined with a worm application that allows the infection of one computer to quickly spread across other networks". Read More »

Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks

There are fears of further " ransomware " attacks as people return to work on Monday. Worldwide shipper FedEx said some of its Windows computers were also infected. Patch your computers. They should have the latest software update . In a blog post Friday night, Microsoft also said it had produced a "signature" that allows its Windows Defender antivirus engine to provide "defense-in-depth" protection. Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: CERT-In Issues Red Alert Over Cyber-Attack

Europol that said the malware has claimed some 200,000 victims across 150 countries and that the numbers are still going up. In a separate malware attack a year ago, 3.2 lakh debit card were compromised in the country. Russian Federation was the country worst affected, with computers at the nation's interior ministry getting targeted. Microsoft said it had released a Windows security update in March to tackle the problem involved in the latest attack, but many users were yet to run it. Read More »

Growing global ransomware cyberattack hits more than 200000 victims so far

After taking computers over, it displayed messages demanding a payment of $300 in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock files and return them to the user. Russia's interior ministry said some of its computers had been hit, while the country's banking system was also attacked, although no problems were detected, as was the railway system. Read More »

Researchers eye possible North Korea link to cyberattacks

The ransomware began its global spread on Friday. "Shortly after these tools were found on these machines, we could see WannaCry files showing up", he said. Thet mostly infect older versions of Microsoft software that has not been recently updated. The worldwide " ransomware " cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. Read More »

Gov vetoes $56.5 million from state budget plan


The governor's 111 line-item vetoes include a 0.5 percent across-the-board cut to all agencies, except those that are already cut 3 percent or more. Ricketts says the university system; state colleges and community colleges are included in the cuts. Read More »

Theresa May confronted by angry voter over cuts to disability benefits


British Prime Minister, and leader of the Conservative party, Theresa May (R) reacts as she talks with a shopper during an election campaign walk about around Abingdon Market near Oxford, north-west of London, on May 15, 2017. "I would like somebody to help me because I can't do everything I want to do. And I would like somebody to help me because I can't do everything I want to do". Read More »

Fears of renewed onslaught of global cyberattacks on Monday morning

Organizations around the world spent the weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom. He warned that more people may be hit by the virus Monday when they return to work and switch on their computers. "However, we must remain particularly vigilant against further incidents and the Scottish government is taking action to enhance security, including contacting over 120 public bodies to ensure they have appropriate ... Read More »

Ransomware 'WannaCry': India put on high alert

The head of the government response team told Press Trust of India news agency that "everything seems to be normal, so far". The ransomware exploits older versions of Microsoft's operating system software, such as Windows XP. "Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful", according to the statement . The city of Osaka said its home page went blank, although problems had not been detected otherwise. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware: Everything you need to know

Tens of thousands of computer systems in approximately 104 countries were affected by this cyber attack, that is touted to be one of the biggest attacks ever. "Think of the last time you tried to restore from those backups, and do you have a copy in another location?" he says. You can change the locks but what has happened cannot be undone. Read More »

2 lakh hit by 'unprecedented' cyberhack in 150 nations:Europol

At least one Australian business has fallen victim to the attack and there are investigations into two other reports, the federal government says. "The global reach is unprecedented", Wainwright said. Russian Federation and Britain were among the worst hit countries. Microsoft said the situation was " painful " and that it was taking "all possible actions to protect our customers". Read More »

Chargers cut starting guard Franklin


It's unfortunate that the Chargers waited this long to release Franklin, but at 29 years old, he will garner interest around the league. Free agent safety Tre Boston , who agreed to a deal with the Chargers on Friday, will also officially ink his contract Monday, likely meaning he'll be a participant when the Chargers hold their first organized team practice activity (OTA) Tuesday in San Diego. Read More »

Trump administration vastly expands global anti-abortion policy


The policy previously applied to a much narrower stream of about $600 million in US government funds. The new policy means that $8.8 billion in USA assistance to an array of programs fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and maternal and child health will be subject to the so-called Mexico City policy. Read More »

Cyber attack hit 200000 in 150 countries

As almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland were hit in the "ransomware" attack on Friday, patients of the state-funded countrywide service faced chaos as appointments and surgeries had to be cancelled. Europol said a special task force at its European Cybercrime Centre was "specially created to assist in such investigations and will play an important role in supporting the investigation". Read More »

WannaCry Ransomware: Apple Users Too Vulnerable To Such Attacks

This locks users out of their machines, demanding $300 in Bitcoin - a price which doubles after three days. Victims have been advised by security experts not to pay up. He warned governments against stockpiling such vulnerabilities and said instead they should report them to manufacturers - not sell, store or exploit them, lest they fall into the wrong hands. Read More »