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At least 74 countries affected in `biggest ever´ cyberattack

He warned just hours before the hack broke out that IT departments needed to do more to keep hospitals safe, and that such hacks - which have already hit some hospitals in the USA - were a problem waiting to happen. An East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman said: "Our patients are safe, as the equipment which manages equipment associated with procedures such as X-rays and blood tests, are unaffected". Read More »

At least 74 countries affected in `biggest ever´ cyberattack

He warned just hours before the hack broke out that IT departments needed to do more to keep hospitals safe, and that such hacks - which have already hit some hospitals in the USA - were a problem waiting to happen. An East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust spokesman said: "Our patients are safe, as the equipment which manages equipment associated with procedures such as X-rays and blood tests, are unaffected". Read More »

Russia's central bank says domestic banks withstood massive cyber attacks - RIA

Patients face a weekend of chaos after hospitals and GP surgeries across the country were crippled by a global cyber attack yesterday, forcing them to cancel and delay treatments. Digital, told the press that the attack was still "ongoing". The NHS says at least 16 of its organizations have been hit by the ransomware. Russia's Interior Ministry released a statement acknowledging a ransomware attack on its computers, adding that less than 1% of computers were affected, and that the virus is ... Read More »

Ransomware attack hits 74 countries: Kaspersky

Some reports said Russian Federation had seen more infections than any other single country. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals ", it said. But those attacks - blamed on Russian Federation, which has repeatedly denied them - followed an entirely different modus operandi involving penetrating the accounts of individuals and political organizations and then releasing hacked material online. Read More »

NHS braces for weekend of chaos after cyberattack

Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim's device (e.g., computer, smartphone, wearable device) and that either mounts the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that holds the victim's data hostage, or mounts a cryptovirology leakware attack that threatens to publish the victim's data, until a ransom is paid. Read More »

You Can Continue Work On-The-Go Soon On Windows 10

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Then again, maybe there will be some juicy new creative hardware to follow up on the wonderful Surface Studio, which will reinforce the message. Through the tool, you'll be able to easily select the project type, framework, app pages, and features to get started. Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Clicks With iOS and Android

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The added bells and whistles will roll out later this year as part of "Fall Creators Update" that will be provided for free to 500 million personal computers, smartphones and tablets powered by Windows 10. The company didn't specify when it will be available; a preview for early testers was released Thursday. Meanwhile, Microsoft is vying to be more of a trailblazer by expanding its exploration of a new technological frontier that allows people to blend the real world with three-dimensional ... Read More »

Global Hacking Attack Infects 57000 Computers

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Authorities in both countries said the attack was conducted using "ransomware" - malicious software that infects machines, locks them up by encrypting data and demands a ransom to restore access. Russia's interior ministry is reported as saying it had "localised the virus" following an "attack on personal computers using Windows operating system". Read More »

Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

The attack, which saw computers locked and users' files held for ransom, was believed to the biggest ever recorded. Separately on Saturday, finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich countries will commit to join forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks, according to a draft statement of a meeting they are holding in Bari, Italy. Read More »

Dell EMC unveils modern data center innovations to help digital transformation goals

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That in turn will help companies reduce time to market for new services while allowing them to free up more resources. Dell EMC's OS10 Enterprise Edition operating system will come standard with each family of switches. About Dell EMC Dell EMC , a part of Dell Technologies , enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure , servers, storage and data protection technologies. Read More »

Six fun facts about Star Wars Day

Speaking at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, Florida last month, producer Kathleen Kennedy said: "We have not read a script yet for Episode IX ". A "Say No to May 4th" Star Wars Day attack ad from 2013 has a few points to make concerning why this day shouldn't be celebrated with the fanfare seen today. Read More »

ITunes is coming to the Windows Store

It now seems that the Fall Creators Update is a chance for Microsoft to not only add that feature back to the update but also bring along the Mixed Reality environment so that it is ready for the public availability of the Mixed Reality HMDs later this year. Read More »

Global cyber-attack: How roots can be traced to the US

The hackers, who have not come forward to claim responsibility or otherwise been identified, likely made it a "worm", or self spreading malware, by exploiting a piece of NSA code known as "Eternal Blue" that was released last month by a group known as the Shadow Brokers , researchers with several private cyber security firms said. Read More »

At least 74 countries affected in 'biggest ever' cyberattack

With almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland hit in the ransomware attack on Friday, patients of the state-funded countrywide service are facing days of chaos as appointments and surgeries have been cancelled. He said: "This is an unprecedented scale". Microsoft released a patch (a software update that fixes the problem) for the flaw in March, but computers that have not installed the security update remain vulnerable. Read More »

Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR)

Avis Budget Group had a return on equity of 68.51% and a net margin of 2.18%. Meeder Asset Management stated it has 11,669 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Therefore 57% are positive. As per Tuesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral" on Wednesday, November 4. Read More »

5 key questions about the NHS cyber hack answered

She stressed there was no evidence that patient data had been accessed. Patients were asked not to come to hospitals unless it was an emergency. The NHS has not been affected in Wales and Northern Ireland. Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven rich countries will commit on Saturday to join forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks, according to a draft statement of a meeting they are holding in Italy. Read More »

Microsoft announces major upcoming Windows 10 update

So the second day of the Build 2017 event was much excited for the Windows lovers. When it abandoned Placeholders, Microsoft said users found the idea confusing and sometimes mistakenly thought files were available offline when they were actually still in the cloud. Read More »

Alarm grows over global cyber attacks, infects computers in nearly 100 countries

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He said many NHS hospitals in Britain use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001, and as government funding for the health service has been squeezed, "IT budgets are often one of the first ones to be reduced". But many companies and individuals haven't installed the fixes yet or are using older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports and didn't fix. Read More »

Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy

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Duterte insisted that Beijing trip it is not the best time to invoke the global tribunal ruling that favors the Philippines and invalidates China's claim to the contested waters in the South China Sea. "It will be an exchange of views ". The inaugural bilateral meeting on the dispute will take place a week after the Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation organized by China and to be attended by Duterte and 28 other country leaders. Read More »

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE:DPLO) Analyst Coverage

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Earnings-per-share growth gives a good picture of the rate at which a company has grown its profitability per unit of equity. A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.16 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.18. Read More »

Northumbria and York Trusts face weekend without computer systems — NHS Cyber attack

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At least 30 health service organisations in England and Scotland were infiltrated by the malicious software, while many others shut down servers as a precautionary measure, bringing added disruption. However shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said the attack was "terrible news and a real worry for patients" and urged the Government to be "clear about what's happened". Read More »

Major cyber attack hits sites worldwide

Forcepoint Security Labs said that "a major malicious email campaign" consisting of almost five million emails per hour was spreading the new ransomware. Contingency plans to use paper based systems have been activated. The ransomware attack affecting the health service was part of a much wider cyber assault that has infected tens of thousands of computers in around 99 countries in public sector organisations and private companies such as global postage group FedEx and Telefonica in Spain. Read More »

Hospitals across England hit by major cyber-attack

In total and so far we have discovered that 74 countries so far have been affected by the spread of Ransomware software that rendered many computers totally useless and caused total chaos for many companies and more worrying government departments. Read More »

Up to 74 countries targeted in global hack

The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet. Read More »