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Global cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, spreads to more countries

The security holes it exploits were disclosed several weeks ago by TheShadowBrokers, a mysterious group that has published what it says are hacking tools used by the NSA as part of its intelligence-gathering. After the attack left medical providers in the United Kingdom scrambling to deliver vital services either without using computers or with machines that limped through the day, the U.S. Read More »

Massive ransomware attack hits 74 countries

A hacking group called Shadow Brokers released the malware in April claiming to have discovered the flaw from the NSA, Kaspersky said. "It's important to understand that while unpatched Windows computers exposing their SMB services can be remotely attacked with the "EternalBlue" exploit and infected by the WannaCry ransomware", Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team noted in a web posting, "the lack of existence of this vulnerability doesn't really prevent the ransomware ... Read More »

Sabotage! York Hospital and GPs' surgeries hit by massive cyber attack

Rich Barger, director of threat research at USA -based security research company Splunk, said: "This is one of the largest global ransomware attacks the cyber community has ever seen". "We are not aware of any evidence that patient data has been compromised". In its statement, NHS Digital said the attack "was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors". Read More »

Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 S Announced at $999

Why has Microsoft made Windows 10 S? This one comes only in the colour Platinum and costs $1,599. The Surface Laptop , though, will perhaps be the most powerful laptop based on Windows 10 S, which was also launched on Tuesday. Although I only spent a few minutes with the new Surface Laptop, it was quite light given its size, and its 3.4 million-pixel display renders high-resolution visuals. Read More »

Cyberattack: Up to 74 countries affected by ransomware, say experts

There have been reports of infections in the UK, USA, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan and others. The Spanish government says several companies have been targeted in ransomware cyberattacks. At least 16 organisations within the NHS, some of them responsible for several hospitals each, reported being targeted. Spain, meanwhile, took steps to protect critical infrastructure in response to the attack. Read More »

Cyberattack hits dozens of countries with ransomware

Now comes word that networks around the world are under attack Friday. It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransomware that encrypted files and prompted a demand for money transfers to free up the system. All that has to happen is your computer is on and on the network". A "ransomware" attack on 16 health organisations in England and Scotland today plunged the NHS into chaos, with similar attacks affected Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and U.S. Read More »

Boston Pilgrim Hospital affected by NHS cyber attack

NHS Digital said the attack "was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sectors". The infected computer screens demand payment for the data to be released. An NHS Digital statement said: "NHS Digital is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health and NHS England to support affected organisations and ensure patient safety is protected". Read More »

NHS computer systems being held to ransom across England — NHS cyber-attack

It initially said 16 NHS organizations had reported being hit, and more reports came in as the day went on. Hospitals in areas across Britain found themselves without access to their computers or phone systems. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible". Forcepoint Security Labs said that "a major malicious email campaign" consisting of almost five million emails per hour was spreading the new ransomware. Read More »

ITunes is coming to the Windows Store, Apple Music and all

Microsoft also revealed that Autodesk and SAP will be bringing apps to the Windows Store later this year. There will also be new tools, controllers, and coding software to make developing apps a little easier. Windows 10 Insider build 16193 includes Microsoft's similarly just-announced Story Remix, a photo app that uses machine learning and mixed reality to intelligently create awesome movies out of your image collection. Read More »

Cyber attack disrupting NHS was int'l: British PM

Dickson said the malware itself, which exploits a flaw in Windows, was not new but that adding the ransomware "payload" made it especially unsafe. Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said it had recorded at least 45,000 attacks in as many as 74 countries. Read More »

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Exits Preview [Download]


Developers can now use Microsoft's flagship integrated development environment (IDE) across Windows and Mac to build for the cloud, mobile, and the web. Code fast, debug, and diagnose easily, test often, and release with confidence. "Whether you use C#, F#,.NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Xamarin or Unity, you'll get a best-in-class development environment, natively designed for the Mac". Read More »

NCC Group PLC (NCC) Given Neutral Rating at Citigroup Inc

Societe Generale maintained the stock with "Sell" rating in Monday, March 14 report. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC) rating on Friday, January 29. Illinois-based Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Incorporated has invested 0% in Xencor Inc (NASDAQ:XNCR). (NYSE:AAP) for 25,000 shares. Franklin Res invested in 0% or 114,500 shares. Read More »

Cyber strike on UK hospitals is 'international attack': PM Theresa May

Officials were also said to be monitoring systems closely over the weekend. The BBC also understands that West Middlesex Hospital was affected. The targets appear at this time to be medical and telecommunications network, with the National Health Service in the United Kingdom taking the hardest - and potentially most life-threatening - hit. Read More »

Cyberattack Not Unexpected for England's National Health System

In total, 16 NHS organizations said they were affected. A British medical student found widespread computer issues when visiting two London hospitals Friday. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", it said in a statement. We will continue to work with affected organisations to confirm this. Read More »

Ransomware attacks reported in Europe

In the United Kingdom, hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence patient data had been compromised and added that the attack had not specifically targeted the National Health Service. Read More »

Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

At this stage the extent of the attack is unclear, but a number of hospitals have already confirmed that systems are unusable due to the malicious software. If the victim of the hack has robust backups of their system, ransomware is relatively easy to defeat: any affected computers can be wiped and restored from a backup. Read More »

Chelsea clinch Premier League title with win at West Brom


MICHY BATSHUAYI was on fire on and off the field as Chelsea secured the Premier League title. We owe it to our supporters and we have our own targets to hit. The most recent in that run was a comfortable 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday. Instead of treating them like naughty schoolboys, Conte - a former altar boy and devout Catholic - promised they would find him honest and compassionate, as long as they followed his demanding regime to the letter. Read More »

British hospitals hit by cyber attack

NHS England described the incident as a "ransomware" attack. The most worrying development concerned problems with the hospital's referral system, Sean said. NHS Digital said the attack "was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sectors". The attack on the National Health Service seemed perhaps the most audacious of the attacks, because it had life-or-death implications for hospitals and ambulance services. Read More »

World cyberattack cripples UK hospitals, demands ransoms

In the Essex town of Colchester, the hospital made a decision to close much of its A&E department to accept only those in "critical or life-threatening situations". The First Minister was joined in the meeting by her deputy John Swinney and Health Secretary Shona Robison, as they were updated by officials from the National Cyber Security Centre, and the Scottish Government. Read More »

Microsoft Unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S for Education

It is basically a lightweight edition of Windows 10 that will be limited to Windows Store. As the device runs Windows 10 S , the only apps available will be from the Windows Store unless you opt to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. For the operating system to be successful, Microsoft will need to populate the Windows Store with enough options to stand toe-to-toe with Google's services and the apps on the Play Store. Read More »

Russia Interior ministry hacked in worldwide crisis — NHS cyber attack

Two security firms - Kaspersky Lab and Avast - said they had identified the malware behind the attack in upward of 70 countries, although both said the attack has hit Russian Federation hardest. The committee, the nation's top investigative agency, has rejected the claim. "This is not targeted at the NHS, it's an global attack and a number of countries and organisations have been affected", said Prime Minister Theresa May. Read More »

Karbonn Aura 4G launched in India at Rs 5290


The main highlight of the phone is packed with VoLTE support. In terms of specifications, the dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display and offers a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Furthermore, the smartphone offers a decent battery backup with the 2150mAh battery. The heart of the device is a quad-core processor, which is clocked at 1.3GHz. Read More »

Massive Ransomware Wanna Decryptor Attack is Global

London-based Health Service Journal , a prominent British trade magazine for the healthcare industry, has named at least 19 hospitals and other NHS organizations hit by the attack. Previous year the Government established the NCSC to spearhead the country's defences. NHS Mid Essex CCG is similarly asking patients: "do not attend A&E unless it's an emergency". Read More »