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NHS services across England and Scotland hit by cyber-attack

There have been several incidents in the US, including one in IN where a hospital's IT system was taken down and patients had to be diverted to other facilities, according to a local news report. Politicians campaigning for next month's general election have seized on the attack to say underspending on health services have left the NHS vulnerable to cyber crime. Read More »

Cyber attack: Region's hospitals on high alert

The problem erupted around 12:30 p.m. local time, the IT worker says , with a number of email servers crashing. A source familiar with the matter told Interfax that the ministry did not lose any information in the attacks. The United Kingdom's famed National Health Service (NHS) has been hit hard, with hackers locking out 39 NHS organization from their patient data in exchange for ransom payments of £230 each, nearly $300, in bitcoin. Read More »

Cyber strike on United Kingdom hospitals is 'international attack': PM

Microsoft has released fixes for vulnerabilities and related tools disclosed by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has repeatedly published alleged NSA software code. "At this stage we do not have any evidence that patient data has been accessed", the system says. The attack hit Britain's health service, forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms. Read More »

Snapchat's growth stalls in Facebook's shadow


Snapchat added just five million daily active users in the final three months of a year ago, down from at least 10 million added in each of the previous four quarters. Case in point: Facebook , and many services it owns - Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger - now feature a Stories clone. While millennials have clearly been won over by Snapchat , the company now faces its biggest test yet: trying not to be crushed by Facebook . Read More »

Leaked NSA tools used in global cyber attack, analysts say


Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Microsoft released a patch in March that addresses this specific vulnerability, and installing this patch will help secure your systems from the threat. Read More »

Ransomware cyberattack cripples hospitals across England

Britain's National Health Service said hospitals were hit by an apparent "ransomware" attack, but there was no immediate evidence that patient data had been accessed. There have been reports of infections in as many as 74 countries, including several in New Zealand, a live-tracking map of the attack shows . The majority are targeted at Russian Federation, the Ukraine and Taiwan but have also hit multiple other countries. Read More »

Apple earnings are coming, but how about that iPhone 8?

Estimates call for iPhone sales to rise a tick, to 52.2 million from 51.2 million a year ago, according to investment firm Stifel Nicolaus. Apple once again sold fewer iPads and iPhones in the second quarter of its fiscal year, but despite that, the American technology company increased its turnover and profit results. Read More »

British hospitals, Spanish firms hit by cyber attacks

That was the message from York health bosses on Friday (May 12) as much of the NHS was hit by a cyber attack. Stromgren said the computers shut down and restarted with a message saying that the files had been encrypted and demanding payment for access. Read More »

Hospitals in UK reportedly hit by large-scale cyber-attack

Some hospitals such as Colchester General Hospital have not been directly targeted but are protecting their IT systems by completely shutting them down as a precaution. In a statement, NHS Digital confirmed that a number of NHS organisations has been affected by a ransomware attack with an investigation now underway into the cause and scope of disruption. Read More »

Microsoft officially releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac

Xamarin Live Player allows developers to simply download an Android or iOS app and start coding. To date, this process has typically involved using Android virtual machines and, for iOS, a remote connection to a separate Mac that needs Xcode, Apple's development environment, installed and properly configured. Read More »

Cyber attack hits hospitals in Hertfordshire

Similar widespread attacks have been reported in Spain and other countries. The National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure says Friday it was communicating with more than 100 providers of energy, transportation, telecommunications and financial services about the attack even if basic services had not suffered any disruption. Read More »

Chelsea seal fifth Premier League crown with West Brom victory


Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Leading Chelsea into the Champions League should be enough of a lure for Conte, who has two years left on his contract. Asked if he thought Conte could go on to build a dynasty, former Chelsea midfielder Lampard said: "I think so". Gary Cahill says the pain of Chelsea's miserable title defence previous year has inspired them to win the Premier League this term. Read More »

What you need to know about Microsoft's new, sleek Windows (MSFT)

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of the operating system created to take on Google's low-priced Chromebooks in the classroom. The Surface Laptop weighs only 2.76 pounds and is 1.47 cm thick. "A lot of students use MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros", Panay said on stage. Microsoft is taking orders for Surface Laptop, and planned to begin shipping them in mid-June. Read More »

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac following preview


Virtual reality immerses users in an artificial world and is being pushed most actively for gaming, while augmented reality overlays images on the real world. Microsoft's annual Build 2017 conference is officially underway in Seattle, and the company is announcing new AI and Azure data and cloud services which will help developers quickly modernize existing apps. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware attack targeted thousands of computers globally

The attack - which holds access to infected computers ransom in exchange for payment - wreaked havoc on patient care in at least 16 organizations within the U.K.'s state-run National Health Service and is believed to have spread to computers in more than 74 countries, according to security company Kaspersky . Read More »

Back on top: Chelsea wins the English Premier League


For much of last season they seemed hell-bent on proving critics wrong and were angry. One lucky punter in Romford bagged themselves £70,885 from a £10 wager placed at the start of the season on the back of Chelsea's victory. Conte has spent his time since the 3-0 drubbing of Middlesbrough trotting out his familiarly cautious mantra about hard work, fight and commitment still being needed to finish their efficient job. Read More »

What is Wanna Decryptor and how does it work — NHS cyber attack

Mrs May said: "We are aware that a number of NHS organisations have reported that they have suffered from a ransomware attack". It was first reported in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). A Barts spokesman said it was experiencing "major IT disruption" and delays at all four of its hospitals. Transactions through digital currencies such as Bitcoin are harder to trace as they do not involve a central banking system to process or confirm transactions, instead relying on other users to ... Read More »

Shadow Warrior 2 arrives on the PlayStation 4 next week


It looks to be digital only at this point, though a physical release could be possible somewhere down the road. " Shadow Warrior 2 is Flying Wild Hog's biggest game to date and we're thrilled that it's arriving on PS4 next week", said the studio on the US PS Blog. Read More »

Andromeda Criticism Puts Mass Effect Series on Hiatus


Kotaku reported that sources close to the game have confirmed that the primary developing studio for Mass Effect: Andromeda , BioWare Montreal, is being hacked up into groups to work on several upcoming projects. Consequently, it is nearly certain there will not be any future DLCs or content updates for Mass Effect: Andromeda as BioWare Montreal will have a skeletal staff to troubleshoot issues and offer patches for the game. Read More »

Rumor: Mass Effect franchise on hiatus, Andromeda developer moved to support


With that in mind, many wondered if the response to the game would have an impact on Bioware and it looks like it has. "And we'll go from there". Once you've done so the new Mass Effect and GTA V drop significantly. We'll have to wait and see if these rumors turn out to be true, but Schreier's track record is exceptionally solid on things like this. Kotaku reports BioWare Montreal is now a "support studio", with employees not working on Star Wars Battlefront II instead staying at the ... Read More »

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR) Given News Impact Score of


The 52-week range of the share price is from $23.11 - $47.33, while its earnings per share (EPS) was $3.38. In trading on Friday, shares of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras closed its last trading session at $9.71 with the loss of -0.1%. The company has total market capitalization of $16.91B and a total of 1.53B outstanding shares. Read More »

TVS Motor strengthens its Central American presence tying with MASESA

The Masesa alliance will help TVS Motor to make a foray into Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. MASESA, which is a leader in the commercialisation of motorcycles and Tuk Tuks in the region, will sell various TVS products, including two-wheelers and three-wheelers from its 500 dealerships throughout the region. Read More »

Paradox will publish Harebrained Schemes' turn-based tactical mech game, BATTLETECH


He also made it clear you won't need to have played every previous MechWarrior or Battletech game to enjoy this - it will be easy to sink into with a lot of strategic depth. PDXCon is in full swing over in Stockholm, and during the conference today, Harebrained Schemes CEO Jordan Weisman appeared on stage to announce that the turn-based Battletech his studio is working on is going to be published by Paradox. Read More »