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New Ransomware Attack Hits Companies, Economic Institutions Across World

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Cyber researchers say that the virus used an "exploit" developed by the National Security Agency that was later leaked onto the Internet by hackers. The aim of the latest attack appeared to be disruption rather than ransom, said Brian Lord, former deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at Britain's GCHQ and now managing director at private security firm PGI Cyber. Read More »

IOS 11 Public Beta released by Apple

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Like all other software updates from Apple , iOS 11 will be free to download and use. It may sound like a problem waiting to happen for that messy person in your life-and you know what? The new update features a "dock" at the bottom of the screen that can hold up to a dozen apps so that they can be accessed easily, similar to the feature on the new MacBooks , TechCrunch reported. Read More »

Global Cyberattack Shuts Down Port of LA's Largest Terminal

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Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit , known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. But security researcher Amit Serper of Boston's Cybereason has identified a method that essentially acts as a vaccine for computers infected by the malware. Read More »

Facebook Just Hit 2 Billion Users!

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Back in 2012, the internet giant made an announcement declaring that they had one billion monthly users. Facebook has certainly come a long way since then. All three of these Facebook social network properties continue to grow at rapid rates. But it's not just Facebook that is attracting the masses; its other social media properties are also booming. Read More »

Ransomware Spreading Beyond Ukraine, Expert Claims

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The U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck has announced that its network was compromised by the attack. Ukraine's National Bank was the first to report a cyber attack, warning banks and institutions about a risky malware. Cheif Executive of Cyber Security firm Kevin Johnson Says " Cyber attack can destroy us". It's the second major global ransomware attack in the last two months. Read More »

Petya ransomware 'more unsafe and intrusive' than WannaCry: SingCERT

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After WannaCry , another ransomware attack is wreaking havoc across the world. Cybersecurity firms Kaspersky Lab and FireEye Inc told Reuters they had detected attacks in other Asia-Pacific countries but did not provide details. "WannaCry also leveraged the EternalBlue exploit, which was leaked as part of a trove of hacking tools believed to belong to the NSA", the report said. Read More »

Number Of People Using Facebook Reaches 2 Billion

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Facebook was established in 2004 . Facebook is also featuring some fun facts about how people are contributing to the community on facebook .com/goodaddsup, Also sharing stories of people who inspire them. WhatsApp and Instagram , both owned by Facebook , have around 1.2 billion and 700 million monthly users respectively. Austrian law student Max Schrems had launched the legal proceedings against Facebook in response to revelations made by former US National Security Agency (NSA) ... Read More »

New wave of cyber attack sweeps globe, links found to Wannacry

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Well, a new ransomware has yet again hit several countries, locking up computer screens of as many as 20 companies across the world. As of right now, it is unclear who is behind this attack. In March this year Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability Petya exploits . The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it is monitoring the attacks and is in contact with worldwide and domestic partners. Read More »

'Petya' Ransomware Attack Strikes Firms Across Europe And US

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Unlike the WannaCry malware, which has been around for awhile and exploited the Windows operating system, the latest outbreak appears to be carried out by a new and more risky malware. "In Ireland, it seems mainly to have affected networks of global organisations", said Conor Flynn, managing director of Dublin-based Information Security Assurance Services. Read More »

New Cyberattack Using NSA Exploit Spreads Across the World

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This new ransomware , dubbed Petya or GoldenEye, attacks - you guessed it - unpatched computers. The attacks started Tuesday at around 2:00 pm in Kiev (1100 GMT) and quickly spread to about 80 companies in Ukraine and Russian Federation, said cybersecurity company Group IB. Read More »

Microsoft Will Use AI To Help Defend Against Malware

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Microsoft said the leaked code includes files related to Microsoft's USB, Wi-FI drivers, storage as well as Windows 10 Mobile Adaption Kit and Creators Update builds, which was posted on to Beta Archive's FTT. Last year Microsoft was forecasting the death of EMET, but now it appears it has listened to advice from its users and security experts that the code should be retained. Read More »

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

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In the latest move to deepen its reach, Facebook revealed Monday it is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform. But it doesn't delve into some of the thorniest hate speech questions, like semantic tweaks that turn ugly sentiments into acceptable opinions - "migrants are dirt" versus "migrants are dirty", to cite one example from previous year. Read More »

Google hit with record $2.72B fine by the EU

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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google has created many innovative products, but in this case abused its market dominance in internet searches. Google issued a statement saying it respectfully disagrees with the decision and it is considering an appeal. If it does not comply within three months, Google's parent company Alphabet could be ordered to make payments of 5% of its average daily worldwide earnings, which is now about $14m (£11m) per day. Read More »

'Petya' Cyberattack Cripples Ukraine, And Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

The ransomware virus crippled computers running Microsoft Corp's Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, then demanded $300 in bitcoin payments to restore access, it added. The virus is "spreading around the world, a large number of countries are affected", Costin Raiu, a Kaspersky Lab researcher said in a Twitter post. Read More »

The 'Petya' Ransomware Attack Just Hit the United States

The malware is demanding $300 in bitcoin to regain access. Some IT specialists identified the newcomer as "Petrwrap", a modified version of ransomware called Petya which circulated previous year. In a statement , it said that "in connection with the cyber attack, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant website is not working". The three groups were the first major businesses to be hit by what is believed to be a ransomware attack of the so-called Petya type, which earlier affected ... Read More »

Dishonored, Prey Dev's Founder Leaving The Studio After 18 Years

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Colantonio helped create the Dishonored and Prey series, co-creating the former with Harvey Smith, whom Colantonio said will continue to head the Austin office. ZenIMax enabled us to make the best games that we've ever made. Arkane revealed a standalone story expansion to the series' world, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider , at E3 2017. Read More »

Qualcomm unveils its next generation of ultrasonic fingerprint scanners

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Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 is rumored to be making a similar move . Now, Vivo posted a new video which talks about the under screen fingerprint scanner. However, Vivo has played smart this time. As in they're going below the glass and behind the back of your phone, according to Qualcomm. This should be enough for a phone manufacturer to place the sensor under the display - a more elegant solution than placing it, well, anywhere else. Read More »

Fresh cyber attack wreaks havoc in Europe

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In Britain, the advertising firm WPP said its systems had been struck down while in the Netherlands a major shipping firm confirmed its computer terminals were malfunctioning. It is continuing to investigate. Earlier an attack was also reported by the power company in Kiev , Kyivenergo . "We stand ready to support any requests for assistance". Read More »

Six New ASUS ZenFone Devices Get Google Certification

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In the past few weeks, we have seen a number of new ASUS devices on TENAA and from some other sources. According to reports the name of the three smartphones which have been revealed are Zenfone 4 Pro , Zenfone 4 Selfie and the Zenfone 4 Max . Read More »

Insider Trading at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company?

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On average, analysts predict that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company will post $1.43 EPS for the current year. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Monday , February 27th. Read More »

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Packs a almost 600-HP Punch

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The new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is "the most track-focused, road-going, uncompromised performance auto that Jaguar has ever made", according to Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations boss John Edwards. Jaguar's continuously variable dampers are retained but have been reprogrammed, so too the EPAS system. Another JLR first is the use of carbon-ceramic brakes, with 400mm front discs and 396mm discs at the rear. Read More »

Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack

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Other companies that identified themselves as victims included French construction materials firm Saint Gobain, U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co and Mars Inc's Royal Canin pet food business. Spokesman Scott McConnell said DHS is "coordinating with our global and domestic cyber partners". "We stand ready to support any requests for assistance", officials said in a statement. Read More »

Google Gets Whopping Fine From European Union

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Europe in 2015 formally charged Google with abusing its dominance in search by giving advantage to its own comparison-shopping service. But a "non-discrimination obligation" imposed on Google could make a "bigger difference to a broader number of companies and make a massive difference to Google and its ability to self-promote its own stuff", said Mr Tim Cowen, a lawyer at Preiskel & Co. Read More »